The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear the cases of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, two companies that are challenging the Obama Administration’s order to offer health insurance that covers birth control and the “morning after” pill.
As part of Obamacare, companies across the land are required to provide the coverage or face fines.
The owners of Hobby Lobby and more than 40 other businesses have religious objections to birth control and abortion, and thus refuse to offer the coverage.
Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit has won support in lower courts, whereas Conestoga Wood’s has not.
Liberals are in a tizzy over the issue, especially in the case of Hobby Lobby, which has been successful up to this point. They just can’t understand how anyone wouldn’t want to comply with the Obamacare mandate.
The argument being peddled by the Left is that the business owners’ religious views somehow “intervene” in the relationship between doctor, patient and insurer.
That’s nonsense, of course, because the insurance companies are perfectly free to offer supplemental birth control coverage, and the insured is perfectly able to pay for it himself.
The real issue is blindingly obvious. The government is asserting the authority to order individuals who own businesses to act contrary to their moral beliefs, a clear violation of the First Amendment. The federal government is effectively establishing a state religion by overriding individual religious rights and punishing those who don’t go along.
And that gets to the real purpose of Obamacare. It’s not about health care. The roll out hasn’t worked because it isn’t supposed to work.
Obamacare is about redistributing wealth and power. It’s also about mucking up our health care system enough that the public will go along with a “single payer,” i.e. completely government-run, health system.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid himself has said that Obamacare is just a steppingstone to a single-payer system, so why should it be a surprise that the Affordable Care Act would be a deliberate mess?
Groups like Hobby Lobby stand in the way of liberals’ goal of a world in which the government determines everything for you, including what beliefs you may or may not hold.
Religions like Christianity and Judaism stand in the way of the envisioned state religion, with its sacrament of abortion, the only “right” the Left holds sacred.
A Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could come by June.