Saturday, May 26, 2012

Archdiocese of D.C. Newspaper Calls Out Lisa Miller at Washington Post on HHS Mandate

This editorial in the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. newspaper I think tells it it is . See
Editorial: "Keep your salt shaker handy"

There were many reason why the Bishops  nationwide had to file a lawsuit. One is for some parties they are about to be under the mandate. Time is running out so a lawsuit must be filed to get a preliminary injunction.

But one huge reason is that to get the media , and other to FOCUS on the real legal / Constitutional issue. Filing a well drafted complaint helps do that.

This is not about contraception  and , this is not a War on Women.

It is about a very huge concerning precedent being set. The Catholic Church because of it's nature is becoming the canary in the coal mine for all Christians as to the First Amendment. Catholic Americans have a special responsibility to all people in this matter.

We have:
The Government declaring what is and what is not religious

In what the Government tells us is religious it is very narrow and restricted.

We have significant  Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 problems and possible precedents

In fact as the  Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, we have the issue that a rule making  body that is largely unaccountable appears to have taken Congressional role.

All this is not going away with some possible sometime deal. The only way this goes away is if The Affordable Care Act is declared Unconstitutional , or the mandate in withdrawn.

It might or might not be a good idea that everyone contraception is paid for depending on one's point of view. However the Government could that by other means. The Church and others are right to object and fight precedents that are very problematic for their  First Amendment rights. If the Government wants achieve this aim , then it can do it by other means.

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