One thing that annoys me to no end about national politics is the deception that goes on – the people clamping down on liberties passing themselves off as defending them, and the gullible people who believe them. That’s why I like this fight over the new HHS rule that religious institutions need to support contraception, the abortion pill, and sterilization procedures that violate their conscience. It clarifies the issue, and is helping wake people up to the developing police state that is being set up to impose its will on the country.
That’s why I hope that the Obama administration doesn’t back down on this. And I don’t know what they are thinking, but it looks to me like they are digging in. The easy way for Obama to get out of this without looking like he is backtracking would be to let Congress overrule the action. But Harry Reid, who is doing Obama’s bidding down the line, is indicating that he is not going there but is supporting the rule.
You see, this rule is a symptom of our disappearing liberties on two levels. Yes, there is the Obama administration trampling on the freedom of conscience. But there is another more fundamental problem with this HHS rule, and that is that we have administrative appointees making laws. Not only should Obama not being doing this, he shouldn’t even have the power to do this. Both these aspects of the problem need to be fixed.
So yes, President Obama and the U.S. Senate – please stick to your guns. I like it when these issues are made clear to the people. While many of us have seen the danger for a long time, have seen the erosion of our liberties, way too many people still can’t. You’re making it all much clearer. I particularly like to see the Catholic Church getting some spine here. Most Catholics voted for Obama in 2008, which indicates that their vision was a little foggy. Melt the fog away, please, and show what you’re really trying to do to our country.
And I’m paying attention to the pundits and the spokespeople who are making pronouncements on this. You have to be either really callous to religious liberty or really fearful of crossing Obama to side with the administration on this. So it’s helpful to identify those who are standing firm here.
And I loved the way Mark Levin, on last night’s radio show, answered a caller who defended the rule. It must have been a lawyer, because he was familiar with the legal arguments. Listen to the hilarious way Mark Levin handled him. Here is the snippet from last night’s Mark Levin Show.