My goodness, the left has once again gone to their playbook and resurrected their phony "war on women" to complain about this weeks Hobby Lobby decision. Of course the SCOTUS was simply deciding a William Jefferson Clinton signed law but you would never know that. It is a fundraising tool today as reported by the press. Nothing about the veracity of enforcing a Clinton law.
I have not forgiven Chief Justice John Roberts for his manipulation of the Constitution to find ObamaCare legal. He used the "tax" provision of the document not the "freedom" parts. He was wrong and it will eventually be booted as UnAmerican. But Hobby Lobby and the others who are opposed to abortion simply used the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, signed by Clinton and unanimously voted on by the Congress. Oops, now the left denies it.
What this decision means to me though is maybe there is a glimmer of hope that individual freedoms are important. If we allow the contrived legal theory that came into being using the "police powers" of government to prevail, we will never be free. The use of the "police powers" and then the "Commerce Clause" has allowed the encroachment of government into our lives at all levels and all ages. The power of government has grown because the use of "emotions" prevailed for so long as the measure of "right and wrong". Logic and truth were overlooked. Get people's emotions going and you can accomplish any deed, even dastardly ones, and make them the "law". It has been used by politicians since the beginning of time and made into a science by politicians on the left. Hobby Lobby executives have rights to run aspects of their company that their religious beliefs control. Hell, how can the government get involved anyway in my view? The government used the "police powers" they somehow gave them selves to do so.
So, no matter how you want to run your life or your company you must deal with all this interference from the government. Go look at the lunch rooms in any business. Placards and slogans everywhere. Mandatory postings of a employees rights. Nothing about their duties though. So if you get pissed at the boss, go to the lunch room wall, get the number and call the EEOC and all the other alphabet soup agencies and stand back. Pretty soon the agencies will demand so much you will have no job after they satisfy your complaints. Hell, a business of a certain size in America can't even close their doors without government's permission!
So once in a while we get a decision from above that holds back the juggernaut of government but only for a while. We pay bureaucrats to sit behind desks to come up with ways around any common sense decision made by rational people. They come up with more and complex regulations and ways to tax. We pay them to do this! Are we stupid? Yes! Until we get rid of the Civil Service and government Unions we will never fix the problems. But for a few minutes, Hobby:Lobby and some others get to run their business as they desire. But, I bet within a short time, the liberals and the bureaucracy will be back in charge.
Government control is the goal of the liberal/democrat. If they want to use your money to implement their agendas then who are you to get in the way? Sure, you make the money, take all the risks and pay the taxes, but that is all you get. We will tell you what to do, where your money goes and if you resist we will send in the IRS, EPA and all the rest. No, we need some major overhauls of the basics here in America. I heard the European Union has a chronic 12% unemployment rate. Is that what we want? I say no but in order to get the country going we need a "government holiday" in rules and regulations. Get out of the way and let the freedom and creativity of our people prevail. Of course we keep the cops to ensure the bad guys don't take our stuff and our lives, but all the rest I say get out of the way!
Cut the tax rates to nothing for a few years. No capital gains. No death tax. No laws that are not read and signed off and then voted on by our "Representatives". (No Federal Register entries) No excise taxes and fees placed on our telephones, cell phones, TV's and vehicle tickets. No red light cameras. Sheesh! Ever look at your cable and cell phone bolls? No internet taxes. Get out! All those billions and trillions will be spent much better by those that earn it. Hell the middle class has been wrecked by all this government and democrat interference. You want a middle class? Let them keep their money. Pretty simple.
So there I go again. Another rant. Shrink the government down, get them out of everything except law enforcement. Watch the place go gangbusters overnight. The rest of the world will thank us.