“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I sniger from my european thrown of condoms.
Healthcare at this stage essentially just needs to be turned into public utility. The insurance companies are doing nothing to aid the system and just make it slower and more expensive. If we want true universal healthcare, it needs to circumvent the insurance companies all together. Public utility funded by taxes. We all pay, we all get access.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
The upshot I see in all of this is that SCOUS ruled that HHS doesn't supercede the First Amendment.
BURWELL v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC. Syllabus
Should not be understood to hold that all insurance mandates, e.g., for vaccinations or blood transfusions, must necessarily fall if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs. Nor does it provide a shield for employers who might cloak illegal discrimination as a religious practice. United States v. Lee, 455 U. S. 252, which up- held the payment of Social Security taxes despite an employer’s reli- gious objection, is not analogous. It turned primarily on the special problems associated with a national system of taxation; and if Lee were a RFRA case, the fundamental point would still be that there is no less restrictive alternative to the categorical requirement to pay taxes. Here, there is an alternative to the contraceptive mandate. Pp. 45–49
One of you will end up here next!
Scalia wrote the decision that said that an Oregon Law which allowed someone to be fired for Peyote, even if it was used for deeply held religious ceremonies. "To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself".
In otherwords, Scalia believes deeply in Christian religious freedom, but other religions are just not welcome.