We could be wrong and please feel free to correct us if so, but there appears to be a curious lack of outrage from the libertarian wing of our great big ol' Freedom coalition/tea party tent with respect to the contraception mandate.
Just a reminder, gang: This mandate ain't a Catholic thing, it ain't a social conservative thing and it ain't a religious thing, it's a freedom thing.
We know, we know... when a sitting Supreme Court justice is openly questioning our constitutional model and jack-booted thugs are confiscating perfectly healthy home-packed lunches, that term does indeed appear to be quite antiquated and, shall we say, post-constitutional.
No matter. You gotta fight for something, right?
So, let's peel it back. Let's get away from all the noise and hype from the lapdog media who are trying to play up opposition to the contraceptive mandate as akin to starting a holy war (for the record, if this "holy war" motivates Catholics or any other conscience objecters to vote against the current Occupier of the Oval Office, so much the better. We are indeed not without our pragmatic side.)
Why is the federal government in the business of mandating anything in healthcare plans let alone a vending machine-accessible item?
Well, it might have something to do with values.
Check out Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, explain values and who should be imposing them on other people.
So, let's get this straight: The Catholic church by choosing not to provide free contraceptives to its employees is somehow imposing it values yet the federal government forcing the church to provide the same free of charge, is not. Got it. This is what passes for logic with today's statist left.
At the end of the day, the contraceptive mandate is forcing Catholics to pay for other people's sex. Crazy notion: how about everyone pay for their own sex? We don't think that's asking too much.
As Debbie Downer ably demonstrates, this isn't about cost nor is this about access, what this is all about is the federal government dictating its agenda upon the American public, pure and simple.
Sunday, February 19, 2012