Mark Levin called Obamacare the “vessel through which the left has conducted a coup in this country” on his syndicated radio program Tuesday evening. Levin was alluding to two cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear next spring regarding the contraception mandate in Obamacare.
One case involves Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain with 13,000 full-time employees. The Oklahoma City-based company won in the lower courts. The other case is an appeal from Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp, a Pennsylvania company that employs 950 people in making wood cabinets. The lower courts rejected the company's claims, and arguments will be combined for this case.
“Do you know what this Obamacare was? It was a coup. It was a coup. It replaced what was left of our constitutional republic with a form of— well I don’t know what to call it. Authoritarianism, for sure. But that sounds really too nebulous, but Obamacare was the final coup, ladies and gentlemen,” Levin said.
“There’s litigation going now over the First Amendment, religious liberty, whether the Department of HHS through a regulation, that is Obama, can force people who oppose abortion to pay directly or indirectly for insurance that gives access to women to drugs that induce abortions,” he added.
“Up to the time of Obamacare— up to the time Obama became president, it was understood that the federal government should not subsidize abortions, that federal taxpayers shouldn’t be used to subsidize abortions in any respect because of the disagreement on that issue within our society,” Levin said.
“And people shouldn’t be forced on such a crucial issue, a court issue for many of us to pay for something that goes against our belief system or our faith. So for all these decades that was understood until Obama became president and we have Obamacare. That’s the First Amendment. The Second Amendment is also under attack under Obamacare. They wanna know if you have guns. It’s only a matter of time until they move further than that, isn’t it?” he said.
“The left now uses health and safety and the environment pretty much as the three areas where they advance their left-wing agenda. Call it health. Call it safety. Call it the environment, but it’s tyranny dressed up as something else, but this Obamacare has attacked religious liberty, this Obamacare has attacked private contractual rights. That is, your own healthcare policy,” Levin said.
“You’re not even allowed to enter into a private contract with a private business to get the kind of coverage you want for yourself and your family, and the contract you have on your policy is being dropped at the government’s direction as a matter of federal law. This is how much liberty that we have now surrendered to the federal government, or I should say that they have seized from us,” he added.
“Life and death decisions when it comes to medical care in many respects are now going to be out of your hands. This is a coup. Obamacare is the vessel through which the left has conducted a coup in this country,” Levin said.