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Published: Friday, Dec. 27 2013 10:50 p.m. MST

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Thid Barker
Victor, ID

Hooray! There is still some freedom in America!

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

“The government has enforced the health care reform law very unevenly, handing out exemptions to those it sees as its allies,” Rassbach said. “Perhaps the worst part of the government’s approach is that it seems to have decided that religious institutions are the only ones not to get an exemption.”

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How true.

If there is one distinctive flavor that has permeated the Obama administrations from day one it has to be one of subtle yet profound dictatorialism. It first shows up in Obama's frequent use of personal pronouns in describing actions and motivations of the administration, with the notable exceptions in cases where he's more than happy to ascribe problems to Congress or Pres. Bush.

It is then more fully expressed in high-handed (mis)use of executive powers in all sorts of ways. From trying to appoint people to positions that normally require congressional oversight by disingenuously claiming they were "recess" appointments, to cases described in the quote above, where friends and allies are granted waivers and exemptions from unpopular policies.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

It appears every federal judge is an 'activist', eh? Each of them bent on giving out christmas gifts.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

This is a great day for American freedom. To try to compare this to judges reading things into the 14th admendment that are not there is ludicrous. There is no way to see how the HHS mandates do anything except violate the RFRA. They clearly are a violation.

desert
Potsdam, 00

How close this can get is explained by Mr. Scott P. Richert of a Catholic Newspaper :

...If, in the midst of a tough reelection cycle, President Obama is willing to attempt to redefine marriage, knowing that he will alienate a significant number of voters... ...It is by no means farfetched to think that his Justice Department, which has already attempted to tell Christians that the federal government has the authority to decide who counts as a minister in their churches, might pursue antidiscrimination lawsuits against Christian churches that refuse to perform "gay marriages."

"When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom." The saying is supposedly 2,500 years old, commonly ascribed (as so many such sayings are) to Confucius. In any case, the ancient origins of this saying make it all too clear that such battles never really end, and that freedom, too, is another word that long ago lost its meaning, to be replaced with licentiousness...

Nicely said, right ?

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

The cost of contraceptives is quite low maybe $10 a month. Does the government have to do everything. Our slow jobs growth is a direct result of unnecessary govt interference. Moreover our demographics for the US though better than Europe and some areas of the world are not optimistic. Why people do not want children is beyond me.

worf
Mcallen, TX

This shouldn't even be an issue. Period!

Next thing you know, the courts will decide what kind of toilet paper we can use.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

What do religions have against contraception? What does this have to do with being a good person or not?

the truth
Holladay, UT

@cjb

Do you have a problem with personal responsibility?

What does providing contraception have to do with being a good person?

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