Monday, February 03, 2014

This Is Why I Want To Limit The Power of the Federal Government

If we limited the power of the feds to their enumerated powers, idiocy/hypocrisy like this wouldn't be able to happen:
A law championed by Senate Democrats (including one named Joe Biden) to undermine a Supreme Court ruling written by Justice Antonin Scalia has become the latest obstacle to the Affordable Care Act.

Who says Washington’s not bipartisan?

Of course, no one knew back in 1993 that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) would one day be invoked by business owners who say their religious beliefs forbid offering employees health insurance plans that cover some types of contraceptives.

When the RFRA was proposed, it had the support of the American Civil Liberties Union and religious lobbyists, rolled through Congress with near-unanimous support, and was happily signed by President Bill Clinton.
For lefties, the law means whatever they want it to mean.   Nothing more, nothing less.  I think Lewis Carroll had something to say about that.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

For lefties, the law means whatever they want it to mean.

Well sure. The morally and intellectually superior don't need any limitations on their power. They're unerringly drawn towards justice, compassion and equality so all this "divided government" stuff and checks and balances are just tedious nonsense. That's why so many of them are thrilled by Obama's promise to, to the greatest extent possible, rule by decree.

That's also why the Constitution's supposed to be a living document, which is to say as malleable as Play Dough, and why lefties can set standards for others that they would never apply to themselves.