The Libertarian Podcast: Hobby Lobby, ObamaCare, and Religious Liberty

 

On this week’s installment of The Libertarian Podcast, I lead Professor Epstein through a discussion of the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate currently before the Supreme Court. Is the right to religious liberty different (or non-existent) for corporations as opposed to individuals? Would allowing non-participation in the mandate create a slippery slope towards opt-out government? Is the Obama Administration’s case actually weakened by the fact that it’s already granted exemptions to explicitly religious organizations? Those are just a few of the questions Richard answers in this week’s episode

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  1. user_86050 Member
    user_86050
    @KCMulville

    Did you hear the sheer panic in Elena Kagan’s questioning, when she wanted to know what would happen if everyone chose what parts of the law to follow? 

    Solution = don’t make laws that require people to do things they find morally objectionable, especially in exchange for political trophies that appeal to only one faction.

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  2. SgtDad Member
    SgtDad
    @SgtDad

    Hey, don’t say there’s a podcast when it’s not yet accessible.  Very frustrating.

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  3. Troy Senik, Ed. Contributor
    Troy Senik, Ed.
    @TroySenik

    SgtDad:

    Hey, don’t say there’s a podcast when it’s not yet accessible. Very frustrating.

     Not sure what this is a reference to. The podcast is embedded in the post.

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  4. user_240173 Contributor
    user_240173
    @FrankSoto

    KC Mulville:
    Solution = don’t make laws that require people to do things they find morally objectionable, especially in exchange for political trophies that appeal to only one faction.

     This makes too much sense for it to be understandable by a liberal.

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  5. user_1184 Member
    user_1184
    @MarkWilson

    KC Mulville: Did you hear the sheer panic in Elena Kagan’s questioning, when she wanted to know what would happen if everyone chose what parts of the law to follow?

     But KC, you’re talking about a situation where people are somehow allowed to have any religious beliefs they want, and the government doesn’t get to regulate them?  What is this, Mad Max?

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  6. douglaswatt25@yahoo.com Moderator
    douglaswatt25@yahoo.com
    @DougWatt

    Perhaps she should pose that question to President Obama.

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