Just in case some of you are missing the big news of the week let me fill you in. We just experienced the full tyranny of ObamaCare and the “individual mandate”. This is it, all gussied up and disguised as “health care for women”. You liberals and Obama supporters, please take note.
Here we have the President of the United States demanding, mandating, requiring and regulating, with the full force of the American government behind him, the following:
- Private and nonprofit insurance companies must give away their product for free as a condition of continuing to do business in America, and
- Private employers must provide a product to their employees, a product they may even find reprehensible or morally unconscionable, as a condition of continuing to do business in America.
Uh oh, what exactly is happening here? Where in the Constitution does the president get the power to command private enterprise to his own personal wishes? How can Barack Obama command private industry to do these things?
Here’s the deal. The corrupt Democrat controlled Congress in March, 2010 passed the ObamaCare law that, among its other diabolical requirements, gives authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services the power to literally do essentially anything he/she wants, under the rubric of providing health care, without Congressional approval. Since the Secretary serves at the pleasure of the president, the president is in a direct position to essentially command the health care requirements of the entire nation at his own will and fancy.
And Barack Obama did exactly that, in no less a fashion than Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro would. In exactly the same dictatorial fashion. This is what happens when government power is ceded to one individual, to one all supreme sovereign. What we have on display here, I’m sorry to report, is a full blown tyranny.
“No”, liberals and idiots will say, “this is all about health care for women.” Really?
If this were about health care, it would be about cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diseases that kill and destroy. Alzheimer’s, diabetes. You get my point.
But no, this is about condoms, birth control pills, morning after pills. This is about personal choice. This is about personal behavior. This isn’t health care at all.
And why for free? Free for every woman regardless of her ability to pay the $1.50 per day this stuff costs. Why? Why do I need to pay for people who can afford this stuff themselves? And just for the record, anyone who owns a cell phone can afford birth control pills, period. Even poor women own cell phones so that entire argument about how the poor are disadvantaged is complete bullcrap, a red herring if there ever was one.
And then we have the specter of the Catholic Church, and Catholics in general, as the embodiment of the bashed religion being wounded by this dictatorial affront to the Constitution. And certainly the Church has a point that the First Amendment allows them to make their own decisions and come to their own conclusions about morality. I have no fight with them here. I only hope they continue to press this point without compromise. Period.
My concern is why only the Church, and perhaps other organized religious institutions, is being entrusted with moral indignation? Why not a mere single individual? Hear me out.
What if I’m a single businessman and employ other workers, but am an atheist, and for whatever reason believe abortion to be murder. Or believe that contraception is repugnant. Why would I not be protected by the First Amendment along with the Church and other religious institutions? You see my point?
The Founders put the freedom of religion in the First Amendment to protect not just churches and bishops and rabbi’s but also regular people, sovereign individuals, who may not belong to a religious organization but who have their own personal beliefs. How can the President of the United States tell this atheist, who believes abortion is evil, to pay for someone else’s abortion or her birth control pills whether he likes it or not?
Just this past week the President of the United States dictated to private, free market, American business what it must do or face consequences. The next time the President of the United States will make those same demands of American individuals. And make no mistake, that means YOU!
This is all very bad, folks. This is government gone wild. This is government operating well beyond the limits of the Constitution. This is a president acting like a dictator. This is tyranny. This is what ObamaCare brings to America.
This is the end of America.
And that’s all there is to it.