June 30, 2014, - 1:36 pm
Why the Hobby Lobby ObamaCare Ruling is Irrelevant & May Be Used Against You (to Expand Muslim Rights)
The news is abuzz with today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby’s challenge to ObamaCare. Don’t believe the hype. Yes, the decision allows the Hobby Lobby to opt out of providing certain kinds of contraceptives to employees (the company only objected to the contraception it deems similar to abortion, but pays for most other contraception). But it is not a blow to ObamaCare. Not even close.
If this were a blow to ObamaCare, the Supreme Court would have ruled against Hobby Lobby. As we all know, ObamaCare will ultimately result in a single payer system. That’s the real goal. And, so, this decision will soon–or eventually–become obsolete, moot, and irrelevant. And it only applies to a very few limited number of companies. Most large companies subject to ObamaCare are not closely held–meaning they are not owned by a few shareholders, usually family members or partnerships, as closely held companies are.
And you should worry about the holding. That’s because you know the language in the decision and the cases cited won’t be used to help you. But it can–and probably will–be used to shield backward Muslim practices that are and should be unconstitutional.
As the Muslim population in America grows–and grows ever more extreme and fundamentalist–closely held Muslim-owned businesses will engage in illegal sharia-compliant practices against women, non-Muslims, and so on. And they will be able to seize upon some of the language in the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision to protect that. Just watch. After all, the court relied in significant part on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in its decision. But you know that the federal government will use the language to protect Muslim practices against employees in businesses, and will ignore the language when it comes to Christians, as the Obama Administration clearly did in forcing this case all the way to the Supreme Court. (Muslims, BTW, aren’t as opposed to abortion as some of their pimps on the right–like Grover Norquist–would have you believe. They aren’t pro-life in any sense of the term, either before or after birth.)
By the way, it is interesting that the Supreme Court chose to decide this case in this way, but is letting stand all of the decisions against Christian-owned bakeries and photography businesses, which objected to baking cakes and taking photos, respectively, for gay marriages. Those are smaller and even more closely-held businesses than Hobby Lobby is. And, yet, the Court declined to hear their cases, so the lower court decisions against them hold. Given this ruling, I’d love to see a revival of those challenges by the bakers and photographers.
But, unfortunately, I have a feeling that only Muslim bakeries and photographers will get to decline these gay gay occasions (repeat word intended).
As we know, today in America the only religious freedom the government stands up for and which will last is that of Muslims. The rest of us? Fuhgedaboutit. The Hobby Lobby decision is just a speed bump on that road to MeccAmerica.
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