Hobby Lobby is standing up to the Federal Government. It’s refusing to pay for contraceptives that are abortifacients. An abortifacient is a substance that induces an abortion. It’s a post-conception drug, therefore, it does not come under the definition of a contra (against) conception.
This new healthcare mandate goes beyond paying for contraception. It’s a gross violation of our rights. It’s too bad that we have so many low-information voters and parasites that are fed daily by the welfare state.
Hobby Lobby is a national arts and crafts retailer with more than 500 stores in 41 states that employs more than 22,500 peoples nationwide.
The owners run their company on Christian principles. They’re no different from Jewish butchers who sell Kosher meats. In fact, there are lots of businesses that are run on specific religious principles. No one has to work for these companies. If you or I don’t like the religion of these business owners, then we don’t have to purchase their goods or services.
Now comes the Federal Government with mandates requiring companies to insure certain health procedures, one of which is contraceptives. Hobby Lobby, along with other religious groups, has been fighting this overreaching and unconstitutional imposition. The appeal reached the Supreme Court:
“The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the Obama administration’s contraception mandate from taking effect. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request for an emergency injunction that would have shielded employers from the mandate.
“The request was filed by Hobby Lobby, an arts-and-crafts chain. The company’s . . . owners say the contraception mandate violates their religious freedom.
“Hobby Lobby might eventually win on that point, Sotomayor said, but the company didn’t meet the standard for an injunction blocking the mandate from taking effect.”
The First Amendment is clear: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. . . .” To go further, contrary to Justice Roberts and the four other justices who voted to uphold ObamaCare, there is nothing in the Constitution to support a national healthcare system.
If Hobby Lobby does not comply, the company will be fined $1.3 million PER DAY! This will mean that during the appeal process, Hobby Lobby will have to set aside that much money in case they eventually lose.
What should Hobby Lobby do? Here are some options. (1) Deduct $58 dollars from every employee so that the employee pays the fine. This will get the message across that nothing is free and they are the ones responsible for their government’s actions. Interview all the employees to find out who voted for Obama. Charge them double. (2) Post signs in every store explaining to customers that the price of every item has to be increased in order to pay the fine. (3) Close every Hobby Lobby store1, sell off all the merchandise, and tell the Federal Government to go to hell.
- “An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city’s wedding scene has abandoned the nuptial industry rather than serve same-sex couples. The owner of Discover Annapolis Tours said he decided to walk away from $50,000 in annual revenue instead of compromising his Christian convictions when same-sex marriages become legal in Maryland in less than a week. And he has urged prospective clients to lobby state lawmakers for a religious exemption for wedding vendors.” [↩]