sharia law has no place in an American court room
ObamaCare violates the Constitution down to its “very DNA,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch in a speech on the Senate floor on February 9. “At its core, the law and its expansion of government are a threat to personal liberty…As the state controls more and more of our lives to further a political agenda, our freedom is put in greater and greater jeopardy.”
The controversy over ObamaCare’s mandate for “free” preventive care is the most recent.
The issue is being disguised as a fight over whether women should be guaranteed access to “free” sterilization procedures and contraceptives, including drugs that cause abortions. But the real question is over whether health plans and employers can be compelled to provide products and services that violate their religious beliefs.
“Religious freedom — which has been called ‘our first liberty’ — is ingrained in the very fabric of our national culture,” Sen. Rand Paul wrote recently. “But HHS and the administration have decided that their goal of state-run health care trumps our first liberty. What the president is attempting to do here is something generally witnessed only in totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.”
Two constitutional questions are before the Court in this term: First, the court will decide whether families can be compelled to spend up to $20,000 of their ownl money to buy a private product (expensive health insurance) every year for the rest of their lives, or pay a fine. The Obama administration argues government does have this power under its interpretation of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
Second, the court is being asked to decide whether states can be compelled to expand access to their Medicaid programs, which many states say would bankrupt their treasuries. The constitutional question here is the meaning of states’ protection from federal incursion under the Tenth Amendment. The states are being commandeered by the federal government to implement key aspects of the healthcare law. If they refuse, the federal government will come in and take over.
- Obama merely changed the official provider from religious to insurer – who pays ther insurer – duh (dewgeneral.wordpress.com)
- Mandate a cure in search of a disease (hotair.com)
- ObamaCare’s Unhealthy Expansion of Federal Power (reason.com)
- ObamaCare, The Catholic Church, And Religious Liberty (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Senator Joe Kyrillos Statement on the Obama Attack on Religious Freedom (gloucestercitynews.net)
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Prime Minister David Cameron, the Tory MP who heads a coalition government in England, is working to partially privatize the NHS, beginning a massive outsourcing of medical services to private health care providers throughout the U.K.
Barack Obama has appointed a taxpayer funded Public Advocate within the Department of Homeland Security to represent the interests of illegal aliens.
You and I don’t have Public Advocates at the Department of Homeland Security. Thanks to Obama, illegal aliens now have someone working for their supposed rights and interests, full time, at OUR expense, within the Department of Homeland Security.
- Victor Davis Hanson Seeks Honesty About Illegal Immigration (gadabout-blogalot.com)
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It is in the local town and city governments that the democratic principles of self- determination and representative government are most visible. Here a determined individual can affect his government. It is here that an individual can elect a trusted friend or family member to represent them.
It was once said that there are three things that constitute a full life; raising a family, having your own business and running for public office.
The concept of public life as an element to a full life has been ignored for decades, “politics I don’t have time.” They do so at a cost to them-self’s and their community.
According to Thomas Jefferson the goal of the republic is “to make each person feel that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day.”
In that sense our federal government is sorely lacking, but on the local level the opportunities for involvement are greater.
The best way to find out whats going on in your community is to attend the meetings of you local governments, i.e township, city, county, school board etc..
If you want to have a voice you will have to speak out. Write a letter to the local newspaper, send copies to your local officials, or speak-out in public meetings. Join groups of like minded individuals if you can’t find any start one and people will find you.
The crisis facing America are not those Issues that bombard us daily the crisis is that we don’t know how to come together and be effective in addressing the issues or removing the obstacles that stand in the way. We feel powerless.
Our form of government depends on average citizens leading active public lives. It requires a community of individuals to be willing to serve on school boards, county commissions and local committees. It will not survive in the hands of professional politicians no matter how well meaning. To allow the centralization of power to continue is to watch democracy decay.
Without a public life we endanger the things we care about most in our private life. Without a public life we give away the powers of our own decisions and ultimately the freedoms we enjoy most.
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