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Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.

Holder: 1st Amendment Allows Gov’t to Force Catholics to Buy Sterilization-Contraception-Abortion Insurance

The Justice Department will defend against any legal challenge to the new Obama administration mandate to force employers to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, even if it goes against their conscience, Attorney General Eric Holder told a House subcommittee Tuesday.

The Department of Health and Human Services rule, part of Obamacare, violates the freedom of conscience for Catholics and other religious groups that expressed their objections to the mandate, opponents say. Already there is litigation asserting that the rule violates the First Amendment’s guarantee to free exercise of religion.

And may the REAL Force be with them!  Isn’t it odd that Holder refused to prosecute what was clearly voter intimidation, but can’t be concerned that his boss’ plan murders children, and forces those who find such a practice abhorrent to pay for it?   This is NOT about ‘women’s health’.

“I think I would respectfully disagree in the sense that I don’t think the rule that HHS promulgated was one that ran counter to the religious prohibitions that are contained in the First Amendment,” Holder said.

“That’s especially true looking at the compromise the president and Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius put in place,” Holder told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.

Wouldn’t you think that a lawyer would understand the U.S. Constitution better?  You see, that document was written FOR the people, limiting what government can, and cannot do!  The government cannot force a religion on the people, and they cannot force religions to go against their faith.  Forcing religious organizations to violate their faith is violating their 1st Amendment RIGHT!  The RIGHT that is God given.  Forcing people to commit a sin?  No…they do NOT have that power, as stated BY, not just the Constitution, but in a Book that was written long before they were a “gleam”, with the inspiration of the Hand of God.  HE trumps Obama, Sebelius, Holder, and the other tools of evil.

President Barack Obama announced a change to the original rule that would have technically allowed religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals or schools to get an exemption from paying for these drugs, but instead require insurance to provide it for “free.” That so-called compromise would still require religious institutions to pay for insurance that provides the “free” services.

They really do think we’re all stupid. Apparently, it totally confounds them when they find out we are not!  There is no such thing as “free”!

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  1. Lola. 29 February 2012, 2:52 pm

    Yes, they DO think we’re stupid. They think we are like the democrats they surround themselves with.

  2. olbroad. 29 February 2012, 3:50 pm

    We really need to disabuse them of that notion.  :?


  3. John McLachlan. 1 March 2012, 12:08 am

    Why is all public discussion focussed upon the conscience of religious organizations?

    If abortion is murder, which no one has proven it is not, then any individual who provides assistance to a woman seeking to abort a baby is an accomplice to murder.

    If abortion is murder, then why should an organization be exepted from the mandate, but an individual with identical consciencious objection be forced to comply in their capacity as a private individual?

    Even if religious organizations are ultimately given exemption from the mandate, the individual members of such organizations would still be required to violate their individual consciences.

    Does the Constitution describe the rights of individuals or does it only confer collective rights?

    If Christian doctrine is correct about abourtion being murder, then acquiescence in promoting abortion is equivalent to acquiescence in being an accessory to murder.

    TheObama administration has the ability to ensure availability of abortion inducing drugs to women desiring them in a manner which did not violate the consciences of other individuals and organizations.

    That the Obama administration chose to violate the consciences of Christians and people of other faiths, deliberately and unnecessarily, suggests that the motive of the Obama administration is not merely the promotion of abortion inducing drugs and ensuring their availability.

    If the Obama administration succeeds in enforcing the mandate upon all individuals to pay for abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives, regardless of any conciencious objection, then the first amendment will be de facto abolished.

    The only conscience of any relevance in the United States will be that of its president.

    The current president, whilst claiming to be a Christian and in accordance with his ‘Christian’ conscience, voted against protecting live born infants, who had survived abortion attempts, thereby voting in favour of infanticide.