Democrats are once again taking the law into their own hands, led to the slaughter by none other than Harry Reid. In one of the left’s most blatant attempts to sidestep judicial law, Reid told the media on Tuesday that the Senate wasn’t going to let “five white men” determine the course of the country when it came to contraception mandates in Obamacare. Tough, baffling words from the majority leader, especially considering that Clarence Thomas was among those five white men who presided over the Hobby Lobby case and came down in favor of the plaintiffs.
Calling the Supreme Court decision “outrageous,” Reid says that the Senate plans to do something about it.
Let’s take this one step at a time. Forgiving Reid for omitting Justice Thomas from his version of history, why was it necessary to bring race into the discussion at all? This isn’t a case about illegal immigration or affirmative action. What does the Hobby Lobby decision have to do with race? It’s about as racist as that outhouse float that got the left all worked up on the 4th of July.
Forgetting about Reid’s poor choice of words for a moment, what is this business about overriding the Supreme Court’s decision with a Senate bill? Is he serious? Apparently he is, because a bill spearheaded by Democratic senators Patty Murray of Washington, Mark Udall of Colorado, and Richard Durbin of Illinois is set to be unveiled today. The bill intends to override both the Supreme Court decision and the Religious Freedom Act, forcing employers like Hobby Lobby to comply with Obamacare requirements despite religious objections.
It’s the latest in a violent round of anti-religious fervor out of the left, most of which has been spurred on by the Court’s judgment. Attacks on Christianity from the liberal establishment are nothing new, of course. When you don’t have anything real to believe in, it is par for the course that you turn your scorn on those that do. The vast majority of conservatives in the United States respect and honor a citizen’s right to believe as they choose, a concept liberals pay lip service to but don’t really believe in. Unfortunately for them, it is one of the foundational precepts upon which the country was founded and it will take a hell of a fight to eliminate it.
A fight, naturally, is the last thing any liberal really wants. This means they will take every opportunity to flaunt the law, go behind the American people’s backs, and force their idea of freedom onto the country. This terrible Senate bill is just the latest example of the left putting their imaginary rights (covered contraceptives) over the very real rights provided for by the Constitution.