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HOW MANY LIES CAN LIBERALS TELL

If I didn’t know I was reading liberal rag, Politicus USA, I would have thought the article I was reading was talking about liberals. Politicus USA indicates in the first paragraph of an article, entitled “With a Stroke of His Pen, President Obama Renders Hobby Lobby Ruling Obsolete,” written by Rmuse and published on July 13, 2015, that in 21st Century America, evangelical Republicans are those who demand it is “their way of the highway.” WHAT? This is pure nonsense. It’s liberals that always demand their way and most the time get it. If there’s a close election between a Republican and a Democrat, most always the Democrat wins. There’s always that box of ballots in the trunk of some car with just enough votes cast for the Democrat candidate, and the ballots from military overseas didn’t arrive in time to be counted. Republican Scott Brown winning the Senate race in Massachusetts to replace the late Senator Edward Kennedy, giving the Democrats a 59-41 majority in the Senate, should have been the end of ACA. However, the Democrats used every legislative trick in the book plus threats and intimidation to pass ACA. They were not going to be denied. I could sight many more examples of Democrats demanding and getting their way, but that’s not the subject of this post.

Rmuse goes on to write that there is no greater example of Republicans having it their way than the religious Republican crusade to control women’s reproductive health; or better put, to force every woman in American into being perpetual birth machines. According to Rmuse, a popular evangelical talking point to support their demand for control over American women was they would not tolerate any woman, married or single, having “consequence free sex.” Then Rmuse stated that restricting birth control was the religious right’s method of punishing women who failed to tow the evangelical line and remain celibate of perpetually pregnant. The above is some of the most outrageous garbage that I’ve ever read that was authored by a liberal and as a political blogger, I’ve read a lot of garbage.

In Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court ruled that: “As applied to closely held for-profit corporations, the Health and Human Services regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. HHS’s contraceptive mandate substantially burdens the exercise of religion under the RFRA. The Court assumes that guaranteeing cost-free access to the four challenged contraceptive methods is a compelling governmental interest, but the Government has failed to show that the mandate is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest. That’s a mouthful and makes you think.

Rmuse rants and raves in this article and I have to admit that this unenlightened oaf had some trouble ascertaining what he was talking about. But it does appear that the author of this article believes that companies should provide all forms of birth control, including abortion, to its employees. He or she (I can’t tell by the name) also states that religious fanatics, and particularly Republican religious fanatics, are at the forefront of the war against any woman who believes that they have a right to choose when they give birth. How can this writer say such things with no basis?

First of all, there were only four types of birth control that Hobby Lobby did not want to cover: abortion, the morning after pill, IUDs, and one other. These forms of birth control kill the fertilized egg/ovum or the fetus. The other types and there’s a long list, including birth control pills, diaphragms, sponges, etc. are covered by Hobby Lobby’s insurance contract. Somehow, this writer translates an employer’s desire to cover a long list of birth control methods except for four into a war against women where religious fanatics, including Republicans want to restrict women’s reproductive right, forcing them to become birth machines or celibate. WHAT A CROCK!

I went to the Huffington Post for information on what was rendered with the current President’s pen stroke because Rmuse was so outrageous in his statements. According to HP, the Obama administration on Friday, July 10, issued its final rules for employers who morally object to covering birth control in their health insurance plans. The accommodation insures that all employed women, unless they work for a place of worship, will still have their birth control covered at no cost to them, even if their employers refuse to cover it.

So, the current President found a way around the Supreme Court ruling with his pen. He changes the law without going through Congress. So what else is new? We don’t have a President of the United States anymore, the current President is a dictator. He justifies his actions by indicating that he’s only doing what is best for the country because the Republicans in Congress won’t pass pieces of his socialist agenda. Well, I got news for you, current President! That’s not how this country works. We have three equal branches of government, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The changes you made with your pen needed Congressional approval. Of course, the liberals area all in favor of it. But wait until we get a Republican president and he or she does the same thing?

WANT TO SEND A LIBERAL INTO A RAGE? Just make comments to the effect that this administration, particularly the current first lady, in her quest to emphasize living a healthy lifestyle, encourages us to watch what we eat and exercise regularly. In other words, we should demonstrate some discipline and restraint when it comes to what we eat and how we treat our bodies overall. But when it comes to sex, just do it with anyone or anything whenever you feel the urge. We’ll provide you with birth control, antibiotics, and even abortion. If you’re trapped in a body that clashes with your hormonal desires, we’ll take care of that also.

In this post, I’ve attempted to cover some of the lies that liberals tell and showcase their rants and raves. I’ve also tried to demonstrate how the current President has become a dictator who ignores the U.S. Constitution and does whatever he thinks is right or good for the country, even though our government is not set up in that fashion.

However, I don’t believe that the current President, with his pen, feels that what he does is best for this country. His job, after being elected President, is to destroy this country, taking it down to the level of a socialist/communist nation. And he’s doing just that.

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JUST WHAT IS MEANT BY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS?

On Thursday, March 26, Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law. Following the signing, many politicians, celebrities, and journalists were outraged, saying the law was a license to discriminate against gay people. Liberal rag, Daily Kos calls it a hate law and Indiana’s new right to discriminate law.
According to weeklystandard.com, the first RFRA was a 1997 federal law that signed into law by Democrat President Bill Clinton. It unanimously passed the House of Representative where it was sponsored by then Congressman Chuck Schumer. Then it sailed through the Senate on a 97-3 vote. The law re-established a balancing test for courts to apply in religious liberty cases. The law allows a person’s free exercise of religion to be “substantially burdened” by a law only if the law furthers a “compelling governmental interest” in the “least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.”

If there is already a federal law in place, then why would any state see the need to pass its own RFRA? According weeklystandard.com, in a 1997 Supreme Court case (City of Boerne v. Flores), the court held that federal RFRA was generally inapplicable against state and local laws. Since then, a number of states have enacted their own RFRA statutes. When Senator Schumer was asked to comment on Indiana now passing RFRA, the Senator declined.

It certainly doesn’t appear that Indiana’s RFRA grants a license to discriminate. In fact, twenty-eight other states have enacted their own RFRAs. These states, including Indiana, have never prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation at public accommodations.

As a free market capitalist, I do believe that a private business owner or owners do have the right to refuse to do business with anyone on any basis. I can just hear a liberal asking me the following, “So, you believe it’s okay to discriminate?” My answer to that liberal would be no, it is definitely not okay to discriminate. I should have that right, though.

I’ve used this example many times and I’m going to use it again. I have a cake-baking business located in the Birmingham, Alabama area. I’m an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and will not bake Auburn cakes. Is that a smart business plan? Absolutely not and I will probably go out of business soon. But ultimately, I should have that right. I’ll give you another example. I own a restaurant. Do I have the right to refuse to seat Blacks? Yes, I have that right. Is that a smart business strategy? No, and I will probably go out of business if my restaurant’s not burned to the ground first. I should have that right, though.

I’ve always said this, “Just because you have a right to do it, doesn’t make it right to do it.” This is something the tolerant left doesn’t seem to understand. They can’t seem to make the distinction. Aren’t they supposed to be so smart? They do have the academic elites in their corner. I tried to explain this to a liberal friend one time. The discussion accelerated to the point that I did raise my voice. Actually, I think she did understand, but just wanted to be whiny like a lot of liberals.

Why are liberals making such a big deal out of Indiana’s RFRA law? Like I’ve said many times, liberals don’t care about facts and while they can read words on a page or on a screen, they are incapable of understanding what they read (at least that’s been my experience). Since they don’t care about facts, they’re not going to take the time to research anything. If they can twist something a conservative does to make that conservative look like a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, or a hater of any kind, they’re going to jump on it.

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