Conservative: Hobby Lobby: social injustice or religious victory?
Last week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a 5-4 decision regarding the Affordable Care Act’s HHS mandate, requiring all businesses to provide birth control. This was a tremendous victory regarding religious freedom in the United States.
With us on the right, who are happy over a more-than-just decision, many on the left are pouting and throwing a temper tantrum. Most Progressives are now bringing up an old, familiar term used by us on the right to argue the SCOTUS ruling.
Does “slippery slope” sound familiar? That’s correct; the left is bringing out a term used by the right in the gay marriage debate. I might actually enjoy where this slope is heading though. I’ll take your slippery slope and raise you a water slide. It sounds fun to me.
There wouldn’t be a slippery slope and a wrong doing if there wasn’t a health insurance mandate to begin with. We always see leftist policies that increase the size of government cause problems that eventually need to be fixed. The real slippery slope was when you signed the ACA. That one was a water slide too, but not a fun one. It’s a waterslide with pavement, instead of a pool at the end of it.
The progressive argument involving this ruling is quite deceptive. Like always, the left tends to avoid facts because facts might actually hurt their argument.
The left is claiming this ruling will lead to corporations, denying all forms or medical coverage to their employees in the name of religious freedom. Even though I would wish for all corporations and small businesses to have the right to decide if they want to insure their employees, that’s not what this ruling gave.
The ruling was that, closely owned corporations and sole proprietorships had the right to claim religious freedom in those instances. The decision was not meant for open corporations in which people hold stock in. Hobby Lobby was owned by two families. Progressives love to deny corporations as people. Are families not people, too?
The next argument by progressives is that Hobby Lobby was anti-woman for not
providing birth control to its female employees. Downright criminal I suppose. In the words of
Maury Povich, “that is a lie.”
Hobby Lobby provided its female employees 16 different types of birth control. That’s more than Sandra Fluke can dream of! That wasn’t enough for the Obama administration to give. The mandate had to make sure that we don’t only mess with the Catholics, but all Christians by including FOUR emergency contraceptives.
The biggest misconception that progressives are trying to push is that the SCOTUS ruling was about birth control. Possibly the biggest lie of the whole progressive argument is that the ruling is all about birth control. The ruling was actually supporting their side in the abortion fight. Hobby Lobby wasn’t suing about birth control, they were suing about abortion.
According to Hobby Lobby, those FOUR emergency contraceptives are harming its religious freedom. It believes a business should not be forced to provide abortions to its employees.
This is not a birth control argument, and the Supreme Court noted that in its decision. This was about abortion.
Hillary Clinton stated the SCOTUS ruling would be a slippery slope. Well, that is just peaches and cream Mrs. Clinton. I don’t know which is making the slope slippery: The SCOTUS ruling or the Restoration of Religious Freedom Act that was signed by your husband when he was in office. That act specifically states that corporations have the right to religious freedom.
Don’t claim Slick Willy was just making a compromise either, Democrats. If this was such a slippery slope, then your hero wouldn’t have signed it.
So we conservatives would like to thank you, Mr. Clinton, for your wonderful work in helping Hobby Lobby become victorious.
P.S. Hobby Lobby full time employees = $14.00/hr; part time employees = $9.50/hr…. them damn evil conservatives.