Senate: Tyranny & Shameful Debate

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  1. shodan

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    The Leading Edge of Tyranny
    A Shameful Debate
    Charles Colson
    http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/18896

    March 05, 2012

    Last Thursday, the Senate rejected by a 51-48 vote a bill that would have permitted religious employers to refuse to cover medical services that violated their moral and religious convictions. Have they even read the Bill of Rights?

    Now strange things happen when issues are politicized, I know that. That’s not shocking. What is shocking — and downright shameful — is the deceitful way supporters of the Administration’s mandate have framed the issue.

    They say this is all about protecting women’s access to contraception. This is, folks, the biggest red herring I’ve seen in politics. It’s garbage, and they know it. Shame on them. Nobody is saying they shouldn’t have access to contraceptives. Any woman can go to virtually any drug store and purchase them. Even drugs that induce abortion. As I told you last week, these things are even available in vending machines now!

    How dare Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington say that this is about “curtailing rights to access that women already have"! That’s a bold-faced misrepresentation of what’s going on here, and she and her colleagues know it....



    Even worse, this intentional and vicious misinformation campaign is working. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 63% of Americans support requiring insurers to cover contraception, while 33% oppose.

    How sad is it the American public is so easily duped.

    Folks, women’s access to contraception is not the issue here. They have it. In spades. What’s really going on is that the Obama Administration wants women to have access to FREE contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. It’s an ideological imperative for them. And such niceties as the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom just don’t matter in comparison....


    If the Obama Administration has the votes to mandate free contraception, well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. But the Administration and its allies do not have the right to violate the First Amendment — to force religious organizations to pay for procedures or drugs that violate the tenets of their faith.

    That’s why we have the Bill of Rights: to protect our fundamental freedoms. As Senator Orrin Hatch said, “When we start going down this road, beware. . . That's when tyranny really begins. Those of you who vote against this amendment are playing with fire."

    He’s right.

    Folks, tell your friends, your neighbors, and your legislators that women already have complete access to contraception — and to say otherwise nothing is a deliberate misrepresentation of what’s going on.
    Make no mistake: What we are witnessing is indeed the leading edge of tyranny.
     
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    Leading edge of tyranny? No friend we're way way past that now. When an illegitimate president (Obama is not a natural born citizen) can claim the power to strip citizens of their fifth amendment rights and even claim the power to murder them on his word alone what we are witnessing is full on tyranny.
     
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    The left doesn't know how to do it any other way. When you are always on the wrogn side you have to prop it up with deceitfulness and more evil.
     
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    The US Constitution requires that the Supreme Court determines the constitutionality of laws thus it doesn't matter what any of us think. Your complaint is with the Constitution, not the Democrats.

    The Constitution could have given a super majority of Congress final say, but it doesn't. The Supremes have final say. Anyone who doesn't support the Constitution as written and amended is en enemy of the state, violates most every oath of office and the military induction oath. TREASON!
     
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    To bad the supreme court is just as corupt as the congress. Neither gives a hoot about the constitution until it's time to undermine it.
     
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    In what way are the Supremes corrupt? You suspect they take bribes? They have good lifetime jobs. Good bennies. Do you suspect they don't vote their consciences? Or is your complaint they do vote their consciences?
     
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    In Colson's world, we're on the leading edge. He has repeatedly backed republican compromises and supported tax increases, which shows his ignorance of the constitution and God-Ordained individual freedoms. I guess it takes something way over the top like this to wake him and his kind up.

    http://www.breakpoint.org/features-columns/ask-breakpoint/entry/14/16142
     
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    For one thing they refuse to even look at Obama's natural born status. Most courts have refused to look at it. So, we still have a man in the WH who is not qualified to hold that office. You'd think they would treat the constitution with a tad bit more respect than that.
     
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