Democratic lawmakers exchanged testy words with their Republican counterparts at a House hearing Thursday that intensified the debate over President Obama’s recent mandate on contraception. One Democrat even called into question the good faith of the broad array of clergymen who served on the witness panel.
“I believe today’s hearing is a sham,” said Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va
Connolly went on to declare the witnesses — who included a Catholic bishop, a Lutheran reverend, an Orthodox rabbi, and two Baptist theologians, all opposed to the administration’s recent ruling — “complicit” in the Republicans’ “trampling” of House traditions that would, if observed, have produced a more balanced panel.
At issue is a recent ruling by the Department of Health and Human Services, backed by Obama, that mandates all employers to provide free contraception to women as part of their health care plans. Under pressure from religious groups like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the president last Friday announced an attempted “accommodation,” under which Catholic-affiliated charities, hospitals, and schools — where the use of birth control is opposed on doctrinal grounds — would still have to provide the contraception, but insurers would have to pick up the tab.”
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This is a sham. A sham perpetrated by Democrats upon American citizens. The 1st Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” But that is exactly what Obama and the Congressional Democrats have done. The unconstitutional Obama care law and more recently, Obama dictating what religious bound health care facilities and private insurance companies must do.
Barack Obama does not have the legal nor Constitutional authority to do what he did. As a man who claims to have taught the Constitution, he must know that…. and simply doesn’t care.
And still, buffoons like Dem. Connolly carry on making ridiculous accusation directed at clergy and Republicans so he’ll have some facade to hide behind.
Obama and his evil twin, Democrats in our Congress, are systematical dismantling our country’s 200 plus years of tradition and regard for upholding our Constitution. They must all be defeated and sent back to the gulag of their choosing.