This isn’t supposed to be how freedom works.
It’s not supposed to come down to one decision that’ll allow the Federal Government to remove our God-given rights and turn our lives upside down. Yet back in June of 2012 that’s exactly what happened, when the Affordable Care Act was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court.
And as tragic as that day was, here we are (again) battling another aspect of the same insatiable, freedom-eviscerating law.
The Hobby Lobby case (“Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.“) is back, and it’s being argued before the SCOTUS. And as usual, the Leftist media is trying their darndest to muddy the popular perception of what’s at stake.
So one more time, with feeling: Hey, Media!!! This case has absolutely nothing to do with women being able to have access to contraception whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Bupkis.
Glad I could help.
Actually, when this first came to light back in 2012, I made the following analogy:
Let’s say you and I live in the same house, and I have a vehicle and you don’t. We live a couple blocks from a bar. You want to go to the bar & get drunk, so you ask me for $$$, AND to drive you there and back home again. I don’t believe in drinking alcohol and say, “Nope. You want to go drink? No problem: it’s only two blocks away. Walk, and use your own money”.
I’m not denying anything to you; I’m simply not paying for it, nor am I trying to make it easier for you to obtain it.
And yet, the deliberate misrepresentation of this is still going on, with the Left’s newest saint leading the way:
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) March 25, 2014
Not to be outdone, we also have such media luminaries as Andrea Mitchell spouting their recommended daily allowance of ignorance on this, as well.
But for the real story, the TRUTH, we need to turn to other sources. A great one would be this excellent piece by AceOfSpadesHQ’s Gabriel Malor over at The Federalist, where he lists Six Lies that the Media keeps repeating.
Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing, but here’s just a quick snippet:
“…a funny thing happens if you pick up a newspaper covering these cases. The leftist papers do not mention the substantial monetary burden put on religious business owners to violate their consciences. The papers do not mention that contraception was both inexpensive and widely available before the contraception mandate, and still is. The papers omit to mention that it isn’t the businesses who have radically changed, but the mandates from government.
Quite simply, if you read a newspaper to find out about the contraception mandate cases, you will read lies…”
But for a (very) abridged version of what’s on the line, here’s The Judge on with Megyn Kelly below:
All of this boils down to freedom: do we have it? And what about our faith: can we still freely practice it in our nation, or is that only if we don’t have the temerity to start-up a corporation?
And if the latter IS the case, what’s next?
Or perhaps a better way of putting it would be: what’s NOT next?