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The Compromise Is Worse Than The Original Demand

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/02/12


That is what many Christians, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, are saying. In fact, that’s what many non-Christians who are Conservative or Libertarian are saying. To what? To the Obama administration’s demand that all Health Insurance cover Birth Control, sterilization, and abortifacients. And, indeed, the compromise is most definitely worse than the original demand. And both are very clearly Unconstitutional. The First Street Journal has a couple articles regarding this turn of events, which are very worth the read. (Okay, that’s more than a couple (but qualifies when using Joe Biden’s numbering abilities), and the absolutely first link provides links to other articles on TSFJ in regard to this issue.)

A couple old nemeses from the now archive-only Common Sense Political Thought, one of which was given a 15-day suspension on TFSJ for multiple threats and intimidation, have entered the fray and have, in the process, proven they have absolutely no understanding whatsoever of the US Constitution. Their lack of understanding in this case is in regard to the First Amendment, specifically the very first half of the First Amendment. (Those two would be Phoenician in a Time of Romans, a New Zealand Socialist and government-paid librarian who trolls Conservative blog-sites while being paid by New Zealand tax-payers, and Perry Hood, a septagenarian radical Leftist resident of Delaware. (And I put their names this far away from the links out of respect for the editor of TFSJ, since neither kook is using his known name or moniker there.)) My response to Perry Hood (Wagonwheel), who absolutely believes absolutely all absolutes are bad and absolutely no absolutes should be held by absolutely any who want to be absolutely better than absolutely any who hold absolutes (just so you understand his absolute rejection of absolutes — and, AOTC, this is an invite for you to post the appropriate Ravi Zacharias YouTube video) is as follows:

Wagonwheel says:
February 12, 2012 at 17:53 (Edit)

“WW, the point you are missing is the First Amendment where these organizations will be forced to break their religious freedoms.”

Right, Yorkshire, I should have specified private insurers not affiliated with Catholic institutions and/or enterprises. The compromise plan does not mandate that these Catholic institutions/enterprises need provide coverage of contraceptives.

This is where practically every Democrat, Liberal, Socialist (read “Progressive”) has absolutely no idea what the US Constitution says. Absolutely no understanding of what the US Constitution says.

The pertinent Amendment (in fact the very first of the Amendments deemed necessary before several of the 13 States would even consider ratifying the US Constitution) in its entirety:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

You can find the link to the US Constitution online by following my name to my site and scanning my “Worthwhile Links” section.

I highlighted the pertinent part of the Amendment. Just so you on the fringe Left (WagonWheel) understand, I highlighted the very first part of the very first Amendment, which was necessary before various of the 13 States would even consider voting for it! That means it was absolutely, and extremely important to the regular people of the United States that that be very, extremely, clear.

And what does that highlighted part say?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

There is nothing in that absolute restriction on Government (it is understood, through reading the US Constitution, that only Congress can make laws) that says the US Government can make a law restricting someone’s religious freedom, so long as that someone isn’t a recognized organization. If I, as a secular business owner and not a Church, deem abortifacients to be immoral and murderous (and, yes, a drug that causes the body to reject and eject a fertilized egg as part of its goal is a murderous drug) due to my religious belief, the “free exercise” clause of the FIRST AMENDMENT demands that the US Government cannot force me to violate my beliefs by paying for my employees to get that drug “free”. I don’t have to be a Catholic Church. I only have to have that as part of my religious beliefs. And, according to the US Constitution, the Government cannot restrict my exercising my belief in the sanctity of life, in any way, whatsoever.

And that’s what any “compromise” does. It violates the US Constitution. Period.

“When Good compromises with Evil, Evil wins.” Or, “Don’t you know that a little leaven, leavens the whole loaf?” Yeah, look that up. It is most definitely a very important quote-from-memory, that is not even talking about bread or cooking but is, rather, a word-picture to a stiff-necked group of people who whined about absolutes.

The reason it’s so difficult for reasonable people to “compromise” with the Democrat leadership or Obama is because “when Good compromises with Evil, Evil wins” and the Democrat leadership and Barack Obama are very busily pushing items and agendas that are full of absolute Evil. You cannot, you dare not compromise with that.

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