The Supreme Court has finally handed down their decision on the Hobby Lobby case, and it’s a win for religious freedom!
(If you need a primer on the Hobby Lobby case check out hobbylobbycase.com.)
This is a HUGE win for religious liberty and a big blow to Obamacare. The Court was divided 5-4 down pretty foreseeable lines. The Court’s conservatives sided with Hobby Lobby and the liberals came down against. The decision came down to Justice Kennedy who could swing either way… this time he chose religious freedom.
“We do not hold, as the principal dissent alleges, that for-profit corporations and other commercial enterprises can ‘opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.’”
“The effect of the HHS-created accommodation on the women employed by Hobby Lobby and the other companies involved in these cases would be precisely zero. Under that accommodation, these women would still be entitled to all FDA-approved contraceptives without cost sharing.”
“Congress provided protection for people like the Hahns and Greens by employing a familiar legal fiction: It included corporations within RFRA’s definition of ‘persons.’ But it is important to keep in mind that the purpose of this fiction is to provide protection for human beings.”
Justice Kennedy said it even better…
“Among the reasons the United States is so open, so tolerant, and so free is that no person may be restricted or demeaned by government in exercising his or her religion. Yet neither may that same exercise unduly restrict other persons, such as employees, in protecting their own interests, interests the law deems compelling. “
CNN interviewed Hobby Lobby’s lawyer and asked the question that every liberal who can’t think about the insane logic of their question has been asking.
CNN: We heard the demonstrators today saying, “Look, the employers should stay out of our business,” that this decision will now essentially bring the employer into what should be a very private decision-making process between a woman and her doctor, now that the justices ruled that Hobby Lobby no longer has to cover four types of contraception. What do you have to say to the other side?
WINDHAM: Hobby Lobby would love to stay out of this and leave this decision to a woman and her doctor. It’s the federal government that told them that they had to be involved and cover these things, even though they violated the Green family’s faith.
Yes, yes and for Heaven’s sake – YES!
This was the point the entire time. Businesses wanted nothing to do with their employees contraceptive decisions – it was the government (with liberals pushing the issue) who was forcing businesses to get involved. Consider this, before Obamacare, Hobby Lobby had nothing to do with their employee’s family planning. After Obamacare… Hobby Lobby was forced to PAY for their employee’s family planning.
So shouldn’t the liberals have been screeching at the government instead of at Hobby Lobby (and the other Christian businesses who’d sued)?
One of our favorite libertarians, Julie Borowski, nailed it with these tweets (one of them in reply to the infamous contraception hoarder Sandra Fluke)…
Exactly right. Liberals also want their employers to pay for toothpaste, athlete’s foot powder, contact lens solution, Q-Tips, combs and brushes… and so much more…
The liberals are still reeling, of course.
They are now saying some pretty nonsensical thing and whining about problem that don’t exist.
I wonder if liberals will ever realize their failed logic has become theater of the absurd.
I leave you with one more fun thought…
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