So You Think You Have Religious Freedom In America
For the last 230 years Americans have been relatively free from Government interference with their religious practices and beliefs. There are examples where the Government has overstepped it’s bounds when it come to Freedom of Religion of course but they are fairly isolated. However, those days are gone with the Affordable HealthCare Act, better known as Obama Care.
Not only are Americans being forced to purchase health insurance, whether or not they want, need or can afford it but even those whose religious beliefs and practices would prevent them from supporting baby killing war mongers and the like, are being forced to pay for exactly that. How someone who claims to be a Catholic has no problem forcing those of that persuasion, to directly pay for a program the funds payments for things that are clearly antithetical to their Faith and Practice is unconscionable and reprehensible.
The truth is Obama does not care, he does not care about natural law and the rights of individuals to not do things that they find offensive to their conscience and or religious beliefs. Judge Napolitano has written an article about just how coercive and maniacal the Obama administration is in treating the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, who have taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
January 16, 2014
“When the Framers were putting together the Constitution in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they knew the states would not adopt it without written guarantees that the new central government would respect natural rights. The supporters of the Constitution promised political leaders in the states that the written guarantees would soon be added as amendments, and they were. By late 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified and added to the new Constitution.
The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to assure all in America that their natural rights — areas of human choices for which a permission slip from the government cannot be required and in which the government cannot coerce compliance with its wishes — would not be impaired by the federal government. Since the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the natural rights protected in the Bill of Rights generally have been insulated from interference by the states, as well.
All natural rights are of paramount importance to all persons. They are individualized personal gifts from the Creator and have been recognized as such in American law since Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed with them by Him.
One of those rights guarantees the free exercise of religion. Indeed, the Free Exercise Clause in the First Amendment was written to ensure that the new government could not coerce persons to behave differently than their religious views informed their consciences or punish them for not conforming to a government-mandated religious orthodoxy. Generally, for almost 230 years, the federal government left us alone to choose freely our religious practices and to worship as we believe. Until now.” Continue reading>>>