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The Soft Tyranny of ObamaCare Turns Hard

On the Weekly Standard blog:

On Friday afternoon, the Obama administration released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to announce it was proceeding as planned with its new federal mandate that abortion pills, sterilization procedures, and contraception must be provided without co-pays under virtually all health care plans.

The mandate will force almost all employer-provided health care plans, including those purchased by employers and employees who object on moral or religious grounds to paying for these services, to pay for abortifacients, contraception, and sterilizations by August 2012.

The mandate will force religious institutions–such as charities, universities, and hospitals–to provide these services by August 2013. As Cardinal Timothy Dolan said when the Obama administration announced the rule in January, “In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”

Time in which to figure out how to violate our consciences–or how to remove President Obama from office.

ObamaCare delenda est.

  1. James Gawron

    Peter,

    On this turns the souls of many.  Obama and his Obamites are tone deaf to Morality itself.  No need to ask if Gd is important in their lives.  Gd is a triviality to them.  The screaming hate filled Jeremiah Wright should have made it clear enough to Americans that they were dealing with something evil.

    Now is the time that all people of good conscience should speak out in defense of the Catholic Right to be Catholic.  Just as every other honest Religious person hopes that when his Faith is on the line that others will come to his support.

    Regards,

    Jim 

  2. Leporello
    flownover: Sorry Lepor ( if that is your real name !) I had an innocent wtf redacted the other day by the CoC and then saw the Congressman get away with it under the guise of Mick Taylor, so I had to do that .Never to offend.Obamacare offenda est · 9 hours ago

    Heh.  Got it.  :)

  3. Ajax von Kaiserpenguin
    Peter Robinson:  ObamaCare delenda est. 

    Sic transit dies occident.

  4. Mel Foil

    Maybe Obama would like to bring back the poll tax too. But for the special benefit of faithful Catholics, the tax has to be paid in condom gift certificates. If you don’t vote, you don’t have to pay, so it’s perfectly fair.  Kathleen Sebelius would surely endorse it.

  5. Leporello
    Whiskey Sam

    Leporello

    And what would a refusal to comply involve if one is an individual citizen employed by a corporation or partnership that is not a religious institution?  I agree with you, but I’ve been having trouble figuring out how to avoid compliance – apart from donning my three-cornered hat and arming myself for the fight to restore our liberties (which is more tempting than ever nowadays). · 1 minute ago

    That’s the real problem.  At some point we decided that every disagreement would go to the courts, and if we lost it was, “Oh, well.  We’ll just have to give up that right.  We espouse belief in rights and liberty, but we can’t be bothered to physically do something about it.  That’s so antiquated and extremist.”  Of course, if the Founders had thought that way, we wouldn’t actually have a country today.

    Continued… 

    Yes, well said.  I have often wondered why there wasn’t a move to secede over cases like Roe (and about 100 other horrendous decisions from the 60′s and 70′s).  Perhaps it was because such resistance had already been given a bad name by segregationists.  

    Continued…

  6. Leporello

    Continuing…

    In any case, I remain uncertain what to do today.  Declaring independence and reaffirming the Constitution or a new version of it, with a determination to see the matter through, seems unlikely to succeed.  Bad odds did not stop the Founders, but one trouble is that almost no prominent conservatives would support such an effort.  Instead, they would, I predict, cluck their tongues and condemn the “radicals.”  

    Is the best approach to try to persuade a group of states to declare independence and secede?  Perhaps a group of Western states would be willing, though it would certainly not happen overnight.  You would need a certain number of governors, senators, and assemblymen who care more about the country than their own re-election.  Not impossible; not easy.

    Or are other approaches better?

  7. Leporello
    Cutlass

    Leporello

    All Catholics not working in emergency services could strike…

    If it were any other type of business/organization I’d agree, but I’m uneasy about putting innocent lives at risk by closing hospitals.  Secondly, it would be a PR disaster.  The news would be filled with stories of sick children and old ladies turned away from hospitals because “so-called Christians” were conducting their petty “War on Women.”  The same will be true if Catholic organizations and others decide to stop providing coverage.

    This then gives Obama the perfect excuse to point out that: “it’s now obvious that private entities care more about dogma or the bottom line than they do your heath.  We tried the free market, and it failed. The only way to guarantee your health is through the benevolence of government.  ”

    This was the plan all along.  

    Unfortunately, I don’t know how we fight it, especially without a party leader who can passionately articulate the principles of liberty. · 7 hours ago

    By “emergency services” I meant police, firemen, and hospitals/clinics.  My point was that all other Catholics – employees and owners of other businesses besides emergency services – could strike.

  8. Jimmy Carter

    I still refuse to believe that this is the America that I know and Love.

  9. Charles Allen

    How convenient that the Obama Administration would delay the really controversial part until after the election.  Not quite a profile in courage…

    Of course since the cat is out of the bag, it will be a big election issue anyhow…

  10. tabula rasa

    So the evil Catholic war on women has been won. And Obama was the man at the barricades. What a guy.

  11. FeliciaB

    Hey, hey, ho, ho

    President O has got to go!

    Everybody now!

  12. Whiskey Sam

    This is why the Left continually pushes and pushes.  They know we will eventually back down.  ”In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”  Why?  Why is trying to comply even an option?  This country was founded when people went to war over the principle of a tax (that amounted to cents) being unjust.  If this edict violates our consciences, complicity should not be an option.  What is it going to take to get us to say “Enough!” and stand up for our rights and liberty?

  13. Terrell David

    Peter I appreciate the sentiment.  But I would like to add that the tyranny has been here for some time.  The degree can be debated. 

    The bond holders from the GM deal felt it.  The ones who’ve lost their jobs in the Gulf oil patch and the in the West Virginia coal mines have felt it.

    Tyranny reigns with Obama.  Trickle up poverty and worse.

  14. Macsen

    Would be nice if there was a way for all Catholic hospitals to close for a day in protest.

  15. flownover

    Guess some paranoia is reasonable ( has anyone told you I’m paranoid ? anyone ?) but that is one strange, affected signature.The bisected O , whaddya think ?I know it’s small beer, but wtf ?

  16. John Marzan
    Peter Robinson

    Time in which to figure out how to violate our consciences–or how to remove President Obama from office.

    ObamaCare delenda est. · · 2 hours ago

    The Republican Base isn’t excited about it’s candidates. The Left isn’t excited about Obama either.

    The only excitement is coming from those who want to see Obama removed from office.

  17. Jimmy Carter
    flownover: Guess some paranoia is reasonable ( has anyone told you I’m paranoid ? anyone ?) but that is one strange, affected signature.The bisected O , whaddya think ?I know it’s small beer, but wtf ? · 6 minutes ago

    Someone show Me a single solitary “American” Teacher within the last 70 years Who taught how to make a cursive “B” like that. Conspiracy? I’m just sayin’. That “B” ain’t Native-American.

  18. Leporello
    Macsen: Would be nice if there was a way for all Catholic hospitals to close for a day in protest. · 32 minutes ago

    All Catholics not working in emergency services could strike.  And Jews and other Christians could join them.

    In fact, now that I think of it, not a bad idea.  I wonder who might be able to organize such a thing.

  19. Leporello
    flownover: Guess some paranoia is reasonable ( has anyone told you I’m paranoid ? anyone ?) but that is one strange, affected signature.The bisected O , whaddya think ?I know it’s small beer, but wtf ? · 40 minutes ago

    I agree.

    Separate point:  is it really quite necessary to ask “Wtf”?  

  20. Leporello
    Whiskey Sam: This is why the Left continually pushes and pushes.  They know we will eventually back down.  ”In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”  Why?  Why is trying to comply even an option?  This country was founded when people went to war over the principle of a tax (that amounted to cents) being unjust.  If this edict violates our consciences, complicity should not be an option.  What is it going to take to get us to say “Enough!” and stand up for our rights and liberty? · 1 hour ago

    Agreed.  So what do you propose?