Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court – Good, Bad, or Ugly?

GREAT NEWS!!!  As reported in this article, the U.S. Supreme Court finds that Obamacare can NOT force businesses to provide contraception for their employees if the business has a religious objection against doing so: “The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.”

More good news: Mainstream media is FINALLY pinning the tail on the donkey who allowed Obamacare to move forward in his un-Constitutional swing vote. The donkey in this case is Chief Justice John Roberts:

“Two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the pivotal vote that saved the health care law in the midst of Obama’s campaign for re-election. On Monday, dealing with a small sliver of the law, Roberts sided with the four justices who would have struck down the law in its entirety.”

Now for the BAD news: Four members of the Supreme Court will apparently ALWAYS oppose the Constitution in favor of the position of the Democrat Party.

Finding in favor of the position of one political party or another is NOT their job: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” – Article VI

Furthermore, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.” – Article VI

Bottom Line: All U.S. Supreme Court Justices are BOUND BY OATH to follow the Constitution. Furthermore, they CAN be removed from office for failing to do so! Their appointment to office comes with a restriction: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” – Article III, Section 1

If any judge fails to support the Constitution, that is a violation of their oath of office, hence “bad behavior” and grounds for their removal under the U.S. Constitution.

Judge’s Statements and Their Implications:

Taken from this article

Although I’m glad Alito held the majority opinion, he got the justification wrong: “Alito said the closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage under Obamacare if they voiced religious objections under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).”

Wrong! Our First Amendment alone not only provides sufficient justification against forcing anyone to violate their religious beliefs, but it will always trump any federal legislation such as the RFRA, each and every time:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Paraphrased for poignancy and clarity: “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.”

Even if Congress repealed the RFRA, the Second Amendment protection remains, and it doesn’t matter if a company falls under federal law or not. If any law passed by Congress, such as Obamacare, prohibits the free exercise of the religious beliefs held by the principles of the company, IT VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION AND IS THEREFORE NULL AND VOID. While the RFRA may have highlighted this truth, our Second Amendment specifically and emphatically prohibited such un-Constitutional violations 225 years ago!

I am very happy for Hobby Lobby’s good Christian founders, yet this opens the door for the restoration of other religious freedoms.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion, joined by Stephen Breyer, Sonia Stotomayor and Elena Kagan, just makes no sense at all:  “In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

No, wait!  Actually, that makes PERFECT sense, and YES, our Founding Fathers DID establish such protections.

It’s called FREEDOM, Justice Ginsburg, and a careful read through our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and its 27 Amendments should reveal the underpinnings with stark clarity.  Put simply, our nation was established to provide for and protect the FREEDOM of We the People against despots like you, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Obama, most in the Democrat Party, and some in the Republican Party.

As my father used to say, “you’re free to swing a stick over your head all day long, so long as it doesn’t hit or threaten to hit others.”