Yet another in an already long and ever lengthening list of affronts and outright subversion to the Constitution of the United States was perpetrated by the berserker regime of the Obama administration last week.
For context, let me quote the First Amendment to the Constitution, the primary protection of freedoms that we as Americans were bequeathed by the Founders:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
Those words are clear. There is no “except” clause there, no room for good intentions, no vacancy for vacillation on this issue. No law “prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
The recent Health & Human Services requirement forcing all Catholic and other religion based employers to provide mandatory coverage for abortions and sterilization on demand for their employees is a direct attempt by this administration to undermine the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to all Americans; a fundamental transformation of America as promised by our current sitting—or golfing, or vacationing—President.
Technically speaking, this is not a law passed directly by Congress.
But, because our grift-resentatives in that august body have continually abdicated their law-making responsibility and outsourced the details and the implementation to an ever growing list of onerous regulatory agencies, the regulations imposed by those agencies have the force of law. And, this new requirement has a direct correlation to the unconstitutional health care law passed by Congress two years ago.
When government begins to regulate matters of faith and conscience it has overstepped its bounds as established by our Constitution and our history.
If we allow this breach of contract with the American people from this administration, where will such breaches stop? If they can so directly attack the primary foundation of our freedoms, how will they ever be stopped if not now? The usurpation of choice and the concentration of power are the sole achievements of any government throughout the history of mankind. That’s what government does and we cannot allow it to happen here.
Catholic or not, now is the time for all freedom loving Americans to make their voices heard. We cannot compromise on our precious liberties lest we find ourselves on a high-speed railway to tyranny.
The continued freedom of the American people is in jeopardy. The fundamental change promised and embraced by the current occupant of the White House is contrary to the American way of life and in direct violation of the Constitution of the United States. We cannot allow this to continue. If you’ve not read the Constitution or just the Bill of Rights in awhile, may I respectfully suggest you do so. If we do not fiercely guard our liberties we will lose them. We are well on the way with this administration.
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