Following last week’s historic arguments on the healthcare law at the US Supreme Court, President Obama is in damage control this week after making comments about Obamacare and the Justices that could be seen as threatening, or at the very least, passive aggressive in nature unbecoming of the executive branch of government:
“Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress. And I would like to remind conservative commentators that for years what we have heard is that the biggest problem is judicial activism and that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example and I’m pretty confident this court will recognize that and not take that step."
What is truly unprecedented is Obamacare, not the fact that the Supreme Court may overturn the law.
We are already seeing the effects of the law through the extraordinary HHS mandate that forces religious employers to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducting drugs to their employees, no matter the moral objections these employers may have.
Where’s the freedom in this mandate? We, as Americans, are defined by the freedoms we possess, especially the freedom to practice religion and not be forced to do something that is morally objectionable. But, limiting freedom - that is unprecedented.
I stood outside the US Supreme Court last week with fellow pro-lifers, family leaders, pastors and students, and voiced my objections to Obamacare. We were face-to-face with Planned Parenthood supporters who chanted “I love Obamacare.” And that’s our right, since we live in a democracy.
The first freedoms to go in a democracy are freedoms of religion and free speech. I hope, for the future of our nation, that the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare. President Obama and Congress had their chance to craft a constitutional law to deal with healthcare and I don’t believe they got it right. Now it is up to the Supreme Court to decide who is right.
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