A War Against Us All [Updated Below]
While Barack Hussein Obama is clearly a dullard and a pillock, it is also indisputable that he is a Committed Leftist who holds the freedoms and liberties bequeathed to us by The Founders in great contempt*.
We have seen an excellent example of this is the decision by the HHS, one fully approved and defended by The White House, to force The Catholic Church as employers to provide services to it’s employees that violate it’s beliefs. It will require The Church to cover their employee’s costs for sterilization, abortifacients and contraception. As Paco comments:
This direct assault on the freedom of religion and the freedom of association is breath-taking in it’s insolence — but cannot have come as a surprise to anyone paying attention over the last three-plus years.
This is an issue that should concern both the religious and the non-religious: if The Administration is allowed to get away with this move, then none of our rights are safe. With the simple publishing of a regulation, the right to bear arms, the right to freedom of the press, the right to be safe and secure in one’s home, can be abolished [first, they came for The Roman Catholic Church].
It highly likely that this regulation [that was not passed by the Congress] will force The Church to close down it’s hospitals and clinics all across the country. If you think I’m being melodramatic, please click here and read the story of what happened in The People’s Republic Of Massachusetts when the state government demanded that The Church allow gay couples to adopt. A highlight:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BOSTON made the announcement on March 10: It was getting out of the adoption business. “We have encountered a dilemma we cannot resolve. . . . The issue is adoption to same-sex couples.”
It was shocking news. Catholic Charities of Boston, one of the nation’s oldest adoption agencies, had long specialized in finding good homes for hard to place kids. “Catholic Charities was always at the top of the list,” Paula Wisnewski, director of adoption for the Home for Little Wanderers, told the Boston Globe. “It’s a shame because it is certainly going to mean that fewer children from foster care are going to find permanent homes.” Marylou Sudders, president of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said simply, “This is a tragedy for kids.”
Catholic Charities Of Boston had a world-wide reputation for it’s great work in the adoption field and was the model for many other such organizations. The Leftists destroyed it, all in the name of their mad quest for Egalitarianism, which is nothing more than a branch on the tree of Totalitarianism.
Obama and his minions are determined to destroy some of the best and most advanced hospitals and clinics in America, ones which provide much-needed services to the poor and downtrodden.
And, it seems, they don’t give a damn about women’s health:
3) Contraceptive drugs are carcinogenic. It’s one thing for Secretary Sebelius to champion the pill for what she sees as a requirement for women’s freedom and autonomy. That’s an argument for another day. But the secretary goes beyond that to claim that artificial contraceptives “have significant benefits for [women’s] health, as well as the health of their children.” Well. It’s hard to believe that the secretary is not aware that combined estrogen progestogen oral contraceptives (COCs) are classified as “Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization. The American Cancer Society website has published that list, where the pill ranks along side asbestos, coal tar, benzene, and tobacco products.
This is why I despise ideologues and ideology: the ideas end up mattering more than the human beings they are forced upon.
UPDATE on 08FEB2012 at 1719…
-Over at The Conservatory, Dan Collins has published an excellent rumination on this issue. A highlight:
The message from the Obama administration is unmistakable: your conscience is of no consequence when it doesn’t conform to our agenda.
Dead solid perfect.
-Over at POWIP, Enoch Root looks at Leftism in general and makes this accurate observation:
Irony of ironies has it that a select few (an Elite if you will) are today’s Gnostics. In the sense, of course, that they and they alone are privy to some secret knowledge.
Among this knowledge appears to be what is best for people like you and me.
The Leftists are, indeed, the reincarnation of the Gnostics.
Let us hope we, the people in possession of Right Reason, can be as effective as The Church was in suppressing the original Gnostics.
*He is, of course, not alone in this thinking, but as
elected President Of The United States, he is at
the top of the heap of Progressives who are
brazenly out in the open about their intentions and,
therefore, their leader.