“Religious freedom is the cornerstone of a free society, and every American—regardless of whether we are religious—should be concerned when the government attempts to restrain free exercise. We live in a country whose laws respect freedom and diversity, and today the Supreme Court affirmed the Constitution’s strong protections for all Americans to live and work by their convictions. Freedom of conscience can include nothing less than the way a person lives all aspects of his or her life. As a nation, our laws must encourage and support, not penalize, citizens who seek to adhere to their moral convictions.”
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Anthony Hahn, the president and CEO of Conestoga Wood Specialties, one of the companies challenging Obamacare’s contraception mandate, said his legal battle wasn’t for his company alone.
“We wholeheartedly affirm what the Supreme Court made clear today — that Americans don’t have to surrender their freedom when they open a family business. All Americans, including family business owners, must be free to live and work according to their beliefs without fear of government punishment.”
Hahn said for his family and like-minded Americans, the government must respect “our freedom not to participate in the distribution of drugs and devices that can cause an abortion.”
The 5-4 opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, says the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion.
“The President knew his controversial nominees did not have the support needed to pass the Senate. He took matters into his own hands and ignored the will of the people, much like he has done on a number of other issues during his Presidency from costly cap-and-trade regulations to the rollout of ObamaCare. This ruling serves as a reminder that the Constitution will always govern this land and must be respected, even by the President.”
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the IRS, which is charged with overseeing enforcement of Obamacare, has issued a rule that bans small businesses from paying their employees a sum of money to go on to the Obamacare health exchanges. Small business owners were facing outrageous increases in health care costs because of Obamacare, so they figured they could survive by shifting their employees to the exchanges.
Tomorrow, Republicans will be going to the polls to pick a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate.
GING-PAC has endorsed Ben Sasse, a non-career politician to serve in the U.S. Senate. He’ll be running against Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election in November.
Washington Free Beacon writer David Rutz has done Americans a great service by producing a handy timeline of Obama’s veritable flood of lies over the past six years. The list is alarming, but it shows Obama’s consistency in brazenly lying to the American people on a whole range of important issues – including Benghazi, Obamacare, etc.
Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, is being paid (by your tax dollars) to enroll people in ObamaCare.
California’s ObamaCare exchange is paying Certified Enrollment Counselors, including 38 Planned Parenthood affiliates, $58 per person for enrolling people on the state exchange. A “successful application” brings $58 per individual enrolled with a bonus of another $58 for enrolling a dependant. A “successful annual renewal” for these individuals will bring in another $25 per person.
Earlier this month, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) spoke on the House floor about America’s founding principles, which includes a belief in God as the foundation of our political and religious liberties. He also discussed Obamacare and his encounter with Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on Fox News recently to discuss the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as head of the Department of Health and Services after her disastrous role in overseeing Obamacare. Cruz also responded to news that Iran’s choice for U.N. Ambassador has been rejected by the United States.
While Obamunists in the federal government continue to high five each other over reaching the mythical number of 7.1 million enrollees, parents in New Jersey are learning that Obamacare has just destroyed health care coverage for their children.