When you start down the big government slippery-slope, it slowly degrades your economic liberty and your political liberty will degrade with it. The Hobby Lobby case is a textbook example.
As government takes more of your money and intrudes deeper into your family’s economic life, while demanding you, under the penalty of law, comply with their regulations, it’s not just your ability to spend your own money that suffers but your ability to live free from government force and coercion that suffers as well.
Hayek warned us about the consequences of disappearing economic freedom and the political freedom that evanesces with it. It’s one thing to lose a political argument, but it’s far different to have to work to pay the victor’s ransom.
Remember, it doesn’t matter much who you vote for if they can confiscate your hard-earned-money in ever increasing amounts and then spend it violating your right to object.
It is staggering the amount of misinformation being put out regarding the Hobby Lobby case by mainstream media outlets, the pundits, and some disingenuous elected officials.
Here is what really happened. The owners of relatively small and “closely-held” companies, such as Hobby Lobby, will still offer birth-control in their health insurance plans, but they will no longer be forced, by law, to pay for a limited number of abortifacient drugs.
Yep, that’s all folks. All the hysteria about moving back to the Dark Ages is manipulative and dishonest and fits the administration’s pattern of “divide and conquer.”
You see, the administration callously pits Americans against each other through phony divisions such as a “War on Women” and tells you mistruths to distract you from their “War on YOU.” Trafficking in deceit for their political gain has become their hallmark because they need you to forget their “War on your”…..
-wallet (through their tax hikes)
-healthcare plan (through Obamacare)
-job security (through their “recovery”)
-religious freedoms (need I say more?)
and, most importantly, faith in government, which has been ravaged by the litany of scandals this administration has produced.
Stop apologizing for Conservatism when it’s the administration’s divisive brand of “divide and conquer” politics which is destroying our country. Conservatism is the only viable path forward because it empowers us, not government. It’s time for us to stand up.
Proudly hold your head high Team USA. You reminded us all what unites us, in a time where it’s too easy to find division. #WorldCup
I’m sorry but I can’t get past this IRS scandal. It is infuriating that those who confiscated our tax dollars decided to use those dollars to target us for our political beliefs which are protected by our Constitution.
What is more disturbing is watching Democrats sell their souls in front of the Presidential altar of power to defend the IRS as the American people look on in disbelief, as evidenced by the lopsided outcome of this poll in the below picture.
If you insist on doing nothing about this then you are part of the welcome party for a new era of government officials who have decided that freedom and liberty are negotiable and that intimidation and thuggery are the pathways to a better tomorrow.
Fight back in November.
If, during my time as a Secret Service Agent, I had abused my authority as Lois Lerner did, I would be in jail.
If the current class of DC insiders and elitists expect the citizenry who empower them to take them seriously, then large-scale changes are in order.
First, stop talking to us as if we are an unintelligent class of buffoons. Telling us that you “lost” emails, in defiance of both common-sense and common-decency, is an insult to everyday Americans who would be arrested for providing the same excuse to the IRS.
Second, stop blaming the opposing Party, the weather, technology, the winter, prior presidents, and anything else not tied down, for a class of problems that are doing real harm to us right now. Anyone can place blame, but only real leaders take responsibility for problems, regardless of “who started it” (a tactic commonly used by children) and fix them.
And, finally, America is quickly growing hip to your faux aspirations of glory. We are looking for leaders, not political celebrities. Put down the canned talking points and use your heart, instead of the teleprompter, you may be surprised by what comes out.
America is craving statesmen in search of a better tomorrow, not politicians in search of the next DC cocktail party.