And it is a brilliant attempt to divide the clergy from the parishioners too.
I had to answer this backwards, upside-down view of the forced-contraception-coverage rule:
In my doctrine as a Christian the woman herself with her man should use or not contraception “according to her faith”, although every conception is a gift.
That said, a person has no natural right to forcibly take the goods of another or the fruits of their labor. The cost for providing contraception will not be free no matter how they word some stupid rule, but the semantic acrobatics in the “compromise” fully expose the semantic bankruptcy of the whole thing. If you want the truth, you can see it. The insurance companies will charge the cost to its customers, even if it’s hidden inside all the rest of its overhead of doing business. Everybody knows this. Everyone.
My right to the free exercise of religion does not give me the “right” to take your money to support my pastor, or my religion, or for any other of my own purposes, no matter how sacred a right it is. Especially if it’s against your own religious doctrine, whatever it is, whether you’re a Catholic, Presbyterian, Jew, Moslem, or atheist, even if your doctrine says women should have a “right” to contraception.
THE RULE IS A SCAM TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM WHAT AMERICANS HATE.
The whole ridiculous forced contraception coverage rule is a scam anyway.
It’s meant to distract from the most outrageous violations of liberty since the Congress ceded a currency monopoly to a cartel of private bankers, the Federal Reserve, ruled by the kings of Wall Street.
The people of America HATED and still HATE the TARP bailouts that continued from the Bush era to the Obama administration, they HATE the secrecy of who got what money, they HATE the coverup on who got what, they HATE the “stimulus” that only stimulated more DEBT, they HATE the deficits that BOTH parties have pushed upwards for decades even though most of them don’t realize the national debt is a theft from the poor and middle class. They HATE the Patriot Act and the NDAA and SOPA and PIPA and ACTA and they HATE the fact the president wants the power to finger anybody he wants to in the whole world for indefinite detention, secretly, and for assassination. And they HATED this nationalization of centralized control over the best medical care system known to the entire world, bar none, despite the warts caused mostly by government meddling itself.
Nationalizing the medical industry and private care is an intrusive assault on privacy, the right recognized, not “given”, in the 4th Amendment, to “BE secure in” our private affairs from intrusive monitoring by government:
4th Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
That’s besides the fact that the whole thing violates the 10th amendment that forbids the federal government from any authority that is not expressly given in the Constitution.
Defining state markets as interstate markets for the purpose of micro-managing our lives, as was one of the excuses in a recent debate on CSPAN on the subject, has no boundaries. Every intra-state market in any good or service, under that ridiculously expansive justification, might affect the market in another state, and –hello?– that is good, that is the whole idea!
States and nations should compete with each other, they should not have to follow the same centralized economic planning dictates, a practice which has proven time after time and time again to totally brutalize the poorest of the poor that is cynically used to justify their economic and political oppression!
- White House claim that 98% of Catholic women use contraception a ‘damned lie’: Lutheran author (trutherator.wordpress.com)
- Cardinal O’Malley Pushes For Contraception Solution (boston.cbslocal.com)
- The U.S. Constitution, Contraception and Abortion (danmillerinpanama.wordpress.com)
- A Fourth Amendment perspective on the virtues of reasonableness review (sentencing.typepad.com)
- Santorum still against contraception rule despite alteration (thehill.com)
- On violating religious tenets (blogs.jta.org)
- Woman who pleaded Fifth in password case now citing Fourth (zdnet.com)
- No, birth control isn’t an election issue (hotair.com)
- Originalism and Civil Damages for Fourth Amendment Violations (volokh.com)
- Does Fourth Amendment Standing Work Differently for Jones Trespass Searches, Traditional Katz Searches, and Long-term Katz Searches? (volokh.com)
- Are State Court Immunities for Fourth Amendment Torts Unconstitutional? (volokh.com)
- By Edward Morrissey | The Week – 10 hrs ago – The arrogance of Obama’s ‘accommodation’ – Yahoo! News (worldwright.wordpress.com)
- Religious Liberty for Dummies (truthonthemarket.com)
- Bill of Rights (socyberty.com)
- Governmental Attacks on Religious Freedom (richwendling.wordpress.com)