So the SCOTUS yesterday came out on another famous 5/4 decision to back Hobby Lobby’s case against Obamacare. In short the ruling exempts closely held corporations from having to provide contraception in their health plans as mandated by Obamacare on religious grounds. It is fascinating to see all the groups rushing out in front of cameras today to try and cash in on this one way or the other.
The reality is this is such a narrow ruling that it has almost no effect on the stinking, freedom robbing mess that is Obamacare. However I find it interesting when that traitor John Roberts essentially re-wrote the law and then ruled it Constitutional every statis out there howled from the heavens that it was “settled law” and the courts have spoken. Leave it alone. It was done. etc. etc., but this time they don’t like the ruling so they are asking Congress to “fix” it, which of course will not happen.
It is also interesting how the Democrats are practically killing themselves to get in front a camera and pull out the so called “war on women” playbook again. Really. First of all, it isn’t the Republicans that did this. It was people with religious objections that were being forced to violate their religious beliefs at the point of a gun by Obama. While it can be argued that Republicans were not sorry to see this happen, let’s be clear, it was nothing that the Republican led House did legislatively. To blame them for this is nothing more than crass politics.
Last point, the issue of force. Statis are out there today talking about how the employees of Hobby Lobby and any other closely held corporation that exercises this right are somehow robbing their employees. First off, this medication we are talking about is dirt cheap, $9 per month. So give up one of your latte and buy your medication and shut up. Second, nobody is forcing you to work for this company. If you hate what they are doing by all means find a different job.
If a Libertarian and *some* conservatives don’t like something they simply leave, find another job, change the channel, etc. If they don’t like the gun laws in a certain state, they leave. If they don’t like the garbage MSNBC calls “news” they simply change the channel. Statis can’t do that. If they don’t like what an employer is doing they want the heavy hand of government to force them to change. If they don’t like Fox News they want government to regulate them away. If they don’t like talk radio they want government to ban them. If they don’t like guns instead of moving to a state like New Jersey, New York, Connecticut or California which are all practically gun free states and enjoy their little utopia they go to the Federal government and ask them to ban guns nationally. In other words they are not happy unless they can use the brutal power of government and the government guns to force their world views on EVERYONE. It is sickening.
Many Libertarians who believe in gun rights and freedom have started taking the tact of not one more inch. No, we are not going to allow you to oppress us with your world views. We will at a certain point choose to fight back. We don’t want to do this, but if you keep taking our freedoms and liberties at a certain point this option becomes inevitable. Just look at history and you will see case after case where this was true. So stop already.