Obama SmackDown week two: Hobby Lobby wins!

It’s week two in the smack down of President Obama’s lawlessness and progressive socialist agenda overreach.

Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the individual religious liberty of Americans shall not be surrendered simply because they decide to open a business. The decision in favor of Hobby Lobby was narrowly defined along the lines of family owned businesses — closely held companies — not large publicly traded corporations. And this was not about denying women contraception but rather not supporting drugs or devices which bring about abortions.

Of course, the liberal progressives will decry the War on Women, as Justice Bader Ginsberg’s dissenting opinion has as its underlying theme, but the decision was solid.

Last week the court ruled unanimously that Obama’s recess appointments were unconstitutional and that the Executive branch cannot restructure the definition of what a Congressional recess is to suit their purposes.

As well, the decision on unions not being able to extract dues from non-union members in the case of family healthcare providers was significant. Supreme Court now goes on recess until October – so we’ll have to wait for our next round of smack down until then.

Congratulations to Hobby Lobby for taking a stand for the First Amendment right of freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof.

31 COMMENTS

  1. It is refreshing to see the law applied as it was intended by our Forefathers.

    Hopefully Sotero is in a corner pouting, holding his breath and nearing an aneurysm.

  2. I’m glad they won, but I’m also a bit disturbed that it was only by one vote. Four of the justices thought that a person shouldn’t have their Constitutionally protected religious freedom if they own a business.

  3. A promising victory today as now we have 2 against Obama and hopefully more to come as his administration is seen for what they are, charlatans, posing as Americans. This is again just the beginning, but we have much harder fights to come with the IRS scandal destroying and hiding evidence, trying to block the investigation at all costs, the Benghazi scandal, the release of 5 senior terrorists operatives. This victory is a foundation that we can rest our feet on so we can take on these more powerful foes…

    If they aren’t yelling racist, they are yelling sexist… liberals… the ever so tolerant left…

  4. We are still free to be Christians….. barely. The rights of Christians are dwindling daily. So sad to only see a 5/4 vote. In a truly free society the vote should be unanimous.

  5. I guess Women will just have to go to Walmart or Target and buy Condoms instead of expecting taxpayers to buy their birth-control for them! TFB

    • Perspective here: The issue surrounded 4 abortifacients (2 particular IUDs, Ella and Plan B) each of which aborts a fertilized egg and is likely used by a small percentage of most women who opt for these methods of birth control. As a result of the Supreme Court decision women who want to continue to use these products can freely continue to use them. The only difference is that a few companies with religious beliefs against abortion will not offer to PAY for them as part of their health insurance plans. Likely to affect a very small number of people.

      • Although the left think its the end of the world if they don’t get them paid for by their employers or tax payers…

    • Thomas, Hobby Lobby already pays for 18 of the 20 forms of birth control offered by Obamacare. As Evelyn says, they only objected to padding for abortificants.
      The only war on women here is in the minds of the polls who are trying to cloud the issue.

      • No, using emergency contraceptive pills (also called “morning after pills” or “day after pills”) prevents pregnancy after sex. It does not cause an abortion. (In fact, because emergency contraception helps women avoid getting pregnant when they are not ready or able to have children, it can reduce the need for abortion.)

        Emergency contraceptive pills work before pregnancy begins. According to leading medical authorities – such as the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – pregnancy begins when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Implantation begins five to seven days after sperm fertilizes the egg, and the process is completed several days later.
        Emergency contraception will not work if a woman is already pregnant.

        there’s plenty of info out there on this,,,all done by reputable
        medical organizations

      • Except the Mayo Clinic and other experts say Plan B will not work if you are already pregnant. Might look it up sometime.

  6. Think ‘ll show my gratitude and support and spend a little money on Saturday over at Hobby Lobby and on the way home, pick up some Chick fil a.

    As you said, Col West, “do not let people separate your faith heritage from your nation”!

  7. How many more smack downs does Obama need before he finally follows our Constitution? He thinks he is King!

  8. Hobby Lobby Invests In Abortion Pill Manufacturers

    Hobby Lobby’s 401(k) employee retirement plan holds $73 million in mutual funds that invest in multiple pharmaceutical companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and abortion-inducing medications.
    The companies Hobby Lobby invests in include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes the Plan B morning-after pill and ParaGard, a copper IUD, as well as Pfizer, the maker of the abortion-inducing drugs Cytotec and Prostin E2. Hobby Lobby’s mutual funds also invest in two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in their health care policies.
    Hobby Lobby’s attorneys argue that the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most employers to cover contraception in their health plans infringes on the company’s right to exercise religious freedom because the company’s owners believe that emergency contraception and IUDs are actually forms of abortion. Medical studies have debunked this claim.

    Mother Jones reported that all nine of the mutual funds Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan holds include investments that clash with the owners’ religious beliefs about abortion.

    Hobby Lobby claims Christian moral superiority, exquisite moral sensitivity and moral authority over reproductive autonomy of female employees. Should religious hypocrisy be illegal? If it were, religion would cease to exist.

  9. Self-anointed Christian patriot Hobby Lobby makes millions buying cheap products made in China by people paid slave wages, if paid at all.
    China has mandatory abortion law for every conception beyond the first-born child. Because Chinese culture still classifies females as useless worthless financial burdens, sex-selective abortions in favor of male births are the rule rather than exception.

    If they are so set in their religious beliefs… why do they deal with China??
    Money and profit trump beliefs… oh I understand now…

    Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founders’ than any other agency in the world. ~Richard Le Gallienne

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