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This Denver Family Is Not Entitled to
Religious Freedom, Obama’s DOJ Argues

National Review Online, by Kathryn Lopez

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Posted By:duhem, 9/26/2012 5:44:40 PM

As the president of the United States was asserting his support for religious freedom at the United Nations Tuesday, his Department of Justice was filing an appeal in the case of the Newland family of Denver, who were granted a preliminary injunction in July to protect their Hercules HVAC business – for now – from the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, sterilization, contraception mandate. DOJ argues that when the Newlands lost their religious liberty when they made the free decision to enter the “the marketplace of commerce.”

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How long, O Lord, how long--what will we do if this destroyer of liberty is re-elected? Please, pass this piece on to all--democrats or republicans--who are concerned with freedom of thought and religious liberty.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texsupreme, 9/26/2012 5:49:20 PM     (No. 8892081)

Unbelievable!!!!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 9/26/2012 5:52:24 PM     (No. 8892088)

Now that is just nonsense.

Does a business lose its 4th Amendment rights re unreasonable search and seizure just because it enters the "marketplace of commerce"?

Nope.

Ergo: The family business does not lose its 1st Amendment rights when it does the same thing.

Our government is trampling the rights of the citizens under the Bill of Rights.

Apparently the people in Ohio could care less.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: John c, 9/26/2012 5:58:02 PM     (No. 8892099)

Remember Alinsky, casuse confusion and disrupt and prepare for the riots.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/26/2012 6:00:25 PM     (No. 8892105)

The Obama Department of JustUs strikes again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MrYules, 9/26/2012 6:03:45 PM     (No. 8892111)

If the DOJ believes (and enforces) the concept that engaging in "commerce" removes Constitutional guarantees, then all Constitutionally-"protected" rights can be done away with for everyone in the US, since we all engage in "commerce" with one another as members of society. BTW, since corporations are deemed to be "people", then they too must have no "rights". Dictatorship.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimincalif, 9/26/2012 6:24:56 PM     (No. 8892153)

It is an inalienable right of human beings to earn a living for themselves, which is exactly what "the marketplace of commerce” is all about. One does not forfeit one inalienable right by exercising another inalienable right.

I am ill after reading this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: suziannr, 9/26/2012 6:31:34 PM     (No. 8892167)

I am not ill I am livid! Where oh where are the "conservative" Republicans on the Hill???

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 9/26/2012 6:38:10 PM     (No. 8892179)

Another chanch for the Romney campaign to point out the difference between the two. Someone let the Romney campaign staff know about this as they will never discover this on their own.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/26/2012 6:47:54 PM     (No. 8892200)

Corporations are people, as Mitt Romney is said to have stated, to much derision from the Left. As such, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights apply to them, too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kafir091101, 9/26/2012 8:28:07 PM     (No. 8892340)

I have three points.

First: He is systematically taking the First Amendment apart.

Second: If he is reelected, he will take the Second Amendment apart.

Third: If he is reelected, the social unrest that will ensue will take this country apart.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/27/2012 8:22:11 AM     (No. 8892963)

Too bad the No-Justice Department doesn't display the same zeal when it comes to muslims and their religious freedom. Oh, that's right. The only true religion in this regime is the muslim religion. That's why they get exemption preferences in every law the WH and the demonrats deem acceptable.

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