The profane, the violent, and the demagogues 3


Liberals roared their displeasure on Twitter with typical indelicacy.

They were reacting to the Supreme’s Course smack down of the HHS Mandate imposed on closely held companies, such as Hobby Lobby. The Green family that owns Hobby Lobby said the mandate forced them to violate their religious conscience or be fined.

The Supreme Court agreed with the Greens.

Here are a few (heavily edited) comments on Twitter in reaction… More…

The Hobby Lobby decision once again points out the peril of mandates 2


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… More…