It’s all about freedom.

By Tom Quiner


The president, his party, liberal pressure groups, and their allies in the mainstream media (MSM) are hammering on the theme that the Obama Mandate is all about women’s reproductive health.

They know it’s not.

You know it’s not.

Everyone knows it’s not when you get free contraception by walking into Planned Parenthood, or even to many community action agencies.

The issue is about freedom. Rick Santorum has been eloquent in his defense of our religious freedom.

Barack Obama wants to take it away.

You may agree with Mr. Obama’s social policies. You may like Obamacare. You may like his foreign policy. You may like the way Bin Laden was killed on his watch.

Fine. But it doesn’t mean anything if we are forced to give up the most precious right enshrined in the Bill of Rights, freedom of religion.

It’s not a gift. It’s a right, the first right mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

I don’t care if you’re an atheist, no one can take away our religion freedom, no one. That is what the president and his party have put into action with the  Obama Mandate.

I call on the president to waive the one year phase-in period and begin enforcing the Obama Mandate now.

Let the American people watch charitable institutions like Catholic Charities go bankrupt.

Let the American people see bishops carted off to jail.

Let the American people see the carnage caused by the man with the Napoleonic complex sitting in the White House.

Let them see all of this before they cast their vote this November.

The stakes are higher than they have ever been. I know there are folks with fuzzy religious values who are scratching their heads wondering why so many of the faithful like me are worked up about all of this. So let’s enforce the Obama Mandate now to crystalize the reality.

Let the Catholic hospitals expel their non-Catholic patients. Let the Catholic hospitals and schools fire all of their non-Catholic employees, for that is the only way they can avoid violating their religious convictions according to the narrow exemptions imposed by Barack Obama.

Their only other options are to be fined, go bankrupt, or close.

The Obama Mandate has nothing to do with women’s reproductive health. That’s a con.

It’s all about freedom.


  1. Rhonda Phillips on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    It’s business as usual with this administration…..smoke and mirrors to hide his intended agenda, which is to slowly boil the frog, (freedoms) until it’s dead. That some people are that ignorant to buy into his baloney is frightful.

  2. Monte B. Gray on March 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    If it’s all about freedom then there should be the same display against the Patriot Act which was imposed upon America by President Bush and his congress in a knee jerk response to 9-11. Talk about invasion of privacy issues! But of course, I guess it depends on your politics on which issues of “freedom” one wants to oppose!

    Plus, don’t blast main stream media too much! Is’nt Fox network owned by Rupert Murdoch? Who’s newspapers are still involved in the biggest journalism hacking scandal of the century! Wow, makes MSM look down right boy scoutish! :’)

    • quinersdiner on March 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Let us deal with the single issue at stake in my post. Is the Obama Mandate a violation of our religious freedom or not? Is the president right, or are the Catholic bishops?

  3. Kurt Johnson on March 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm


    I am an atheist and I agree with you. People should not be forced by our government to pay for something that they are morally opposed to. Beyond that, people should not be forced to pay taxes. This does not mean anarchy. This means that as much as possible users should pay for the services they choose whether provided through private markets or by government. There will be free riders. But if it is immoral for an individual to use force to take the property of another, it does not somehow become moral simply because it is the will of a majority.

  4. irishsignora on March 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you, as always, Mr. Quiner. I would add to your list of sights that may be seen, “the Catholic mothers being handcuffed because they stood to protect their bishops.”

  5. Monte B. Gray on March 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I recently read 28 states already mandate that Religious employers provide contraception services. Only 8 of them allow exemptions for religious reasons. Not a single Catholic Hospital has gone out of business, nor have any Bishops been arrested. So, this issue is not unique to President O’Bama. I’ts has already been addressed many times on the state level.

    • quinersdiner on March 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

      You’ve been snookered by Obama’s spin machine and a Mainstream media that lets him get away with it. Every state mandate allows faith-based organizations to void the mandate in one of three ways: 1. If these institutions choose to self-insure prescription drug coverage. 2. By dropping that particular coverage altogether. 3. By taking refuge in a federal law (ERISA) that pre-empts state mandates. The Obama Mandate allows no such ways out. He has backed faith-based organizations into a corner: comply and compromise your religious freedom, or face the wrath of the State. I gather you side with the president and his call for us to relinquish our religious freedoms. Why?

  6. Monte B. Gray on March 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I will concede that point. It was not a good idea for President O’bama to mandate religious institutions offer contraception.
    The following is a statement made by a Southern Baptist, and I believe she makes a good assessment of this issue! Mary McNabb, 61, of Lenoir City, Tenn., said she was a Southern Baptist and was glad to see new attention focused on contraception and the Obama health care plan. She said the mandate was a violation of religious freedom.

    “If a Catholic woman wants to take birth control, to go behind her priest’s back, that’s between her and God,” she said. “But I don’t think other Catholics should have to pay for it.”

    But she added: “I don’t think they should beat this horse to death. There are other important issues.”

    • quinersdiner on March 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      I part company with her on the last point. Religious freedom is the first and most important freedom we have in the Bill of Rights. If we don’t go to the mat on that issue, then what will we go to the mat for?