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Obama finally finds someone his own size to pick on – Little Sisters of the Poor September 27, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, persecution, scandals, sickness, Society.

Well, he’s been kicked around by Putin, made to look a fool by Assad and Ahmadinejad, he can’t govern at all, his biggest ally is a corrupt Vegas politician, but Obama has finally found someone his own size he can kick around a little bit – the Little Sisters of the Poor:

The story:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finalized a contraception mandate that ignores the fact groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor are religious organizations, according to a lawsuit filed to protect them against fines for refusing to comply with an Obamacare mandate.

“We cannot violate our vows by participating in the government’s program to provide access to abortion-inducing drugs,” Sister Loraine Marie said of a class-action lawsuit filed against the mandate on behalf of multiple religious organizations that provide health benefits.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents the plaintiffs, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

The choice of jurisdiction is critical: The Colorado district court falls under the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and thus is governed by that court’s precedent in most cases.

A 10th Circuit panel ruled earlier this year that the owners of Hobby Lobby did not have to comply with the HHS mandate (that lawsuit was also filed by the Becket Fund). President Obama’s attorneys have asked the Supreme Court to overturn the 10th Circuit’s ruling.

Well, the Supreme Court has already ruled in favor of Obamacare, so who knows whether this legal persecution will stand or not.

These Sisters may not be traditional, but they appear pretty orthodox, and make a nice representation to the public about how the government is persecuting the Church, including (or maybe especially) those souls most dedicated to Christ and the life of virtue.  For Heaven’s sake, what need would a bunch of celibate nuns have for contraception coverage, anyway?  But what this is really about is driving competitors to the government’s “charity” out of the marketplace, and making everyone dependent on the great Leviathan state as the soul source of all benefits and blessings, from cradle to grave.

We can really see in this issue a microcosm of how twisted the progressive conception of the modern liberal nation state really is. The state, literally, becomes “god,” with the power to decide who gets to be born, who dies, when, and how, who gets medical care, who is allowed to work, who receives income for not working, what you can say, what constitutes marriage, how your children must be educated, even what religion you follow.  In the Leviathan state, all institutions are subordinate to the state – including, if not especially, religion. Such was a fundamental element of the “enlightened,” post-Christian society that Hobbes, Locke, Voltaire, and all the other enlightenment divines envisioned and then unleashed upon the world.

And to insure that religion would be subject to the dictate of the state, a whole new dogma of “religious liberty” and “freedom of worship” was created, which was utterly novel until the late 17th century.  The Leviathan state insists on “religious liberty,” which really comes to mean, in practice, the Constitution/governmental framework has dominance over any religious opinion.  “Tolerance” becomes the greatest virtue.  And then, 230 years later, you get where we are at now – the last remaining elements of Christianity fading fast from society, and a new sexular paganism rising in its place.

I’ll make one final little note in passing: almost all the enlightenment divines thought human chattel slavery, as practiced in US colonies and states on Africans, was just peachy keen and wonderfully in tune with all their talk on liberty and rights. John Locke wrote the Carolina Constitution that enshrined one man’s right to treat another man as property as a fundamental aspect of the government. Locke himself owned slaves, as did Jefferson, Washington, Madison, and most all those men so very, very dedicated to freedom for (almost) all men.  That’s a prime reason why I believe if society becomes much more detached from its Christian moorings, we’ll see legalized slavery again.  It already happens, in a sense, with abortion and organ harvesting.

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