Recognizing the wholly transparent Left-bend of the Los Angeles Times, a comment in a staff writer’s recent article about the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case was catching.
For some background, Hobby Lobby is owned by an openly religious family who refuses to succumb to Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandates they must provide birth control and abortion products to their employees.
While it’s the Green family that practices the religious beliefs; four years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations have full freedom of speech rights (in election campaigns). Thus, Hobby Lobby is arguing that it can hold the same religious beliefs too. Naturally Obama and Co. are not going to let that happen so as of March 25th, Obama’s Solicitor General is off arguing all of the dastardly things that could happen if Hobby Lobby prevails.
Perceiving the adjudication could have far-reaching consequences beyond one single ACA provision; the author profoundly stated “The justices have been wary of accepting claims that religious beliefs can exempt people–or companies–from following laws that apply to everyone”.
It was a short mind’s leap to the incredible acts of Barack Obama and others under his wings that are conspicuously outside of the laws that apply to others.
Since Obama’s first inauguration, when did liberals worry about the laws applying to everyone; equally, on a two-way street?
Obama’s chosen Attorney General, Eric Holder, took an oath of office in early 2009, swearing on a Bible, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; THE document that rooted the federal system that is Holder’s employer.
Holder refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA is mentioned not to discuss the merits of the case, but to affirm it is a law (ala Bill Clinton; 1996).
Holder refused to prosecute The New Black Panthers for their voter intimidation tactics at the polls in the 2008 election. His malfeasance flew in the face of undeniable evidence of testimony and videos.
Operation Fast and Furious is a reckless gun operation wherein Holder’s guys armed Mexican cartels with powerful weapons; one murdered Border Patrolman Brian Terry. Holder told a Congressional investigation committee saying he “thought” he heard of the gunrunning about April 2011 but a memo of July 2010 proved otherwise. Holder lied. He was held in contempt in 2012.
Today, Terry’s tortured family has scanty information and remains painfully ignored.
In 2013 Holder denied knowing of the government’s wire taps on personal and professional emails of the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen. Holder’s lie was revealed with proof he personally signed the warrant that allowed the targeted spying.
Holder still has his job; he is NOT in prison.
In comparison, Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, was sentenced to prison for “making false statements to federal investigators, perjury for lying to a federal grand jury and obstruction of justice for impeding the course of a federal grand jury investigation” . It was over one asinine political hot bed of exposing the name of a CIA woman named Valerie Plame. Not only had her own husband publically show-cased her (a trophy wife indeed) but the alleged “leak” was self- admitted to by a veteran journalist and former CNN employee, Robert Novak.
Obama promised to get to the bottom of Lois Lerner’s illicitness. Lerner was the senior executive reigning over the IRS’s tax exemption status department.
Lerner admitted targeting non-profit organizations if they were conservative; used the names “Tea Party” and/or any form of “Patriot”, as well as evangelical and pro-Israel groups.
Lerner appeared before a congressional committee, announced she did nothing wrong, pled the 5th Amendment and took a fully paid six-month vacation. She then returned and resigned with her full federal pension and benefits intact.
Recently she reappeared at the Congressional investigative hearing to repeat her exploitation of the 5th.
Documents have been found revealing Lerner has valid reason to be hiding behind the 5th Amendment.
Next is James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, who lied to members of congress at a March 12, 2013 hearing. He was pointedly asked “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Clapper replied, “No sir”; put his head down, rubbed his forehead, then said “not wittingly.”
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell later asked him to explain answer. H responded ” “I thought, though in retrospect, I was asked [a] ‘when are you going to … stop beating your wife’ kind of question, which is … not answerable necessarily by a simple yes or no. So I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful, manner by saying, ‘No.’ ”
Clapper admitted lying; albeit with some verbal dancing.
Obama and his Administration have ignored Congress in making over 40 unilateral changes to Obamacare/ACA while they tell Americans “it’s the Law”!!!
In the Obama Company, lying is a job skill; you will not be fired; laws are not enforced and most of all there is no Constitution.
Hail to the King.
TRS – Guest writer Betty Arenson