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The Government May Be “Shut Down” But The Constitution Is Hard At Work

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Despite a century long[1] effort to eviscerate and ignore the Constitution, the government “shut down” demonstrates the document’s stubborn staying power.  As the news media works to “analyze” who will get the blame, no one mentions that the goal of the Constitution was to limit government by dividing power.   Though those in office will not […]

Obamacare Contraception Mandate Reaches Supreme Court

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On August 3, 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service jointly issued what has become known as the contraception mandate. This required all employer health plans, including religiously based hospitals, schools, charities and private employers, to offer:  “…all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and […]

New HHS Contraception Mandate Rules Create a Shell Game

Seal of Health and Human Services (HHS)

On Friday, February 2, 2012, the Obama administration released new Department of Health and Human Services[1] (HHS) contraception mandate rules.  The government contends the new rules address the religious objections resulting in lawsuits from its existing rules.  On close inspection the changes are an Orwellian shell game. There are currently 44 lawsuits across the country opposing the mandate […]

Update on Religious Liberty Battle: Appeals Court Rules for Colleges and New Cases

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On December 18, 2012, an appeals court ruling in the battle for religious liberty opposing imposition of an Obamacare contraception mandate favored the religious colleges opposing the mandate.  With the December 14 filing of a suit by Domino’s Farms and Thomas Monaghan, the number of federal lawsuits around the country has grown to 42. The […]

Ongoing Legal Battles Against The Federal Assault on Religious Liberty

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With the October filing of a lawsuit by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, the number of lawsuits challenging rules put forth under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) mandating that health plans must include morally objectionable benefits that has grown to thirty-seven. Religious freedom and the First Amendment’s Free Exercise of Religion Clause  have come […]