Let Religious Freedom Ring!
Boy, oh boy…the hits just keep on coming! Dear Leader, as well as the unions received another slap down via SCOTUS this morning! That’s right folks, another win for we the people and the first amendment too…ya gotta love it!
We all know Dear Leader and cohorts have to be mad as hell behind the scenes, so who knows what trick they may have up their sleeves when it comes to paybacks on down the road regarding the SCOTUS decisions handed down the last few days. After-all, Obama has his pen and phone…and don’t you dare forget that fact!
And typically, the leftist networks and their talking parrots are in a big tizzy about this news today too as well…then again, that’s to be expected, nothing new there.
Here’s a summary of the Hobby Lobby case:
In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012.
The case concerned the HHS Contraception Mandate, which mandated that employers provide certain forms of contraception at no cost to their employees.
While still a legal victory for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., the decision is limited to closely-held for-profit corporations, not non-profits such as Little Sisters of the Poor. The decision is also strictly limited to the issue of the contraception mandate, not other medical practices.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion:
This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to hold that all insurance-coverage mandates e.g., for vaccinations or blood transfusions, must necessarily fall if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs. Nor does it provide a shield for employers who might cloak illegal discrimination as a religious practice.
Alito was joined in his opinion by Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Kennedy. Kennedy also wrote a concurring opinion, detailing how the government already has programs in place to pay for birth control. Justice Ginsburg wrote the dissent, joined by Justices Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan.
Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. both claimed that the mandate violated their religious freedom. Both companies believe that certain forms of contraception induce abortion, which violates the religious convictions of their owners.
You can read more here and watch below – Historic decision:
Here’s a summary of today’s other major decision regarding union power in the public sector:
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday morning that public sector unions can’t collect fees from non-union members.
In a 5-4 ruling by the court in the Harris v. Quinn case, the court said it had issued “a substantial obstacle to expanding public employee unions, but it does not gut them,” according to the SCOTUS blog.
Pamela Harris, the plaintiff in the case who is the caretaker of her son who has a rare genetic disease, was being forced to join a union and pay union dues.
“It’s exactly what we wanted,” Pamela Harris told FOX News’ Mike Tobin immediately following the decision. “This is what we asked for.”
In explaining the decision Monday morning, Harris told Tobin:
“What it does in essence is it says that we are not state employees, that the person we work for is the person with the disability. I work for my son, Josh. He’s the consumer. I’m not a state employee. I cannot be compelled to unionize. I do not have to pay union dues.”
Harris said the goal of her case was not in anyway to gut unions, as some have charged, but was to “remove the threat of unionization from a family home.”
While the decision does not “gut” public unions, pro-communism websites have been claiming that the ruling may “kill public unions.”
Throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!
Addendum: This is a must read!:
Watch below and be amazed!: