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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Obama's War on First Amendment

When Barack Obama said he planned to "fundamentally transform" the United States, he wasn't referring only to spreading the wealth around or even to conforming our foreign-trade regulations to the dictates of globalist busybodies. He is also working openly and secretly, through administrative regulations and supremacist judges' decisions, to change us into a completely secular nation. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last month from the Obama Administration trying to force private companies, such as Hobby Lobby, to cover abortion-inducing drugs for their employees even though the company's owners are morally opposed to such drugs. Hobby Lobby has courageously stood up for its religious principles against this requirement despite the threat of fines of $1.3 million daily for not complying with this Obamacare mandate. One other company, Conestoga Wood, has also stood up against this suffocating infringement on freedom of religion.

Hobby Lobby is a prime example of America as a land of opportunity. This family-owned company started in 1970 with a $600 loan and a garage workshop, and today boasts 588 stores in 47 states and 13,000 full-time employees. The owners are devout Christians who treat their employees very well, donate a big hunk of their profits to charity, and are closed on Sundays.

The issue in the Supreme Court case is that the Obama Administration is trying to force Hobby Lobby’s owners to provide abortion-inducing products that violate their religious beliefs. Hobby Lobby’s owners are not demanding that those products be banned or that anyone be prohibited from using them. Hobby Lobby’s owners just do not want to pay for items that violate their religious beliefs. The Supreme Court will render a decision later this spring.

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