Freedom of thought hangs in the balance

QUESTION:  What is the most important right in America?

ANSWER:  Most would quickly point to the First Amendment. It specifies freedom of expression and religion as foundational freedoms. However, freedom of thought, or conscience, is the ultimate foundation upon which other freedoms rely, and it is under grave assault.

The assault on this freedom comes from a seemingly unlikely source: abortion and so-called women’s reproductive rights.

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“The state is making itself into a church”

“What will happen if the HHS regulations are not rescinded? A Catholic institution, so far as I can see right now, will have one of four choices: 1) secularize itself, breaking its connection to the church, her moral and social teachings and the oversight of its ministry by the local bishop. This is a form of theft. It means the church will not be permitted to have an institutional voice in public life. 2) Pay exorbitant annual fines to avoid paying for insurance policies that cover abortifacient drugs, artificial contraception and sterilization. This is not economically sustainable. 3) Sell the institution to a non-Catholic group or to a local government. 4) Close down.”

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The Hobby Lobby decision once again points out the peril of mandates

You’re familiar with the con: Obamacare will reduce health insurance premiums by $2500 per year.
That’s what candidate Obama promised. His calculation was remarkably accurate, except for one thing: they went up by $2500 instead of down.
I mention this unsavory $5000 miscalculation by the Obama brain trust in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Hobby Lobby yesterday.
Most commentators, writers, and bloggers are legitimately noting that this is either a victory for religious liberty, which it is, or a new “war on women,” which, of course, it is not. There has not been enough discussion about the idea of a “mandate” itself…

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Is Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby really about women's rights?

The Left has tried to twist Sebelius v Hobby Lobby into another “war on women” issue.
Are they correct?
Is Hobby Lobby and their right-wing, religious ilk really trying to take away women’s rights since they do not want the government to compel them to purchase contraception. abortifacients, and sterilization in their employee health plans?

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Morality isn't dictated by liberal elites

By Tom Quiner The quote above is particularly relevant today. The Supreme Court is hearing a watershed case to determine if liberal elites can force their morality, their religion, on Christians, Muslims, and Jews. You know the story. The president, in another of his deceitful maneuvers, imposed the HHS Mandate on businesses. Under the Obama…

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In praise of the Catholic Church

As a practicing Catholic, one who is in love with the Church, I appreciate an honest acknowledgement of the Catholic Church’s staggering contribution to the world. This is a remarkable record of service to mankind …

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