I know I should just pack it in and shut the frack up ...
but ... one more time ...
I just can't believe that any of us, here, would be happy about this decision in any way!!! This is not a "victory" for Christians, in fact, it is
ultimately a severe limitation on your religious freedoms.
1. It establishes, as a stated legal precedent, that corporations, while admittedly still legal fictions, yet have each and every right a natural
person (i.e. REAL person) has with no legal distinction between the two classes of "personhood" and then elevates the rights of that "legal fiction"
ABOVE THOSE of the natural persons it employs.
1. A. If a corporation's beliefs (or lack thereof for Atheist corporations) are superior to those of its employees and must be protected in the face
of standing legislation, then every human being everywhere in America was just relegated to the status of second-class citizens! The implications of
that political move are simply STAGGERING in regard to what we have termed in the past "individual freedoms."
2. The decision is not only based on a law and not the Constitution itself, but a law that has been declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL when applied to State
and local governments. It therefore EMPOWERS the Federal Government (of which the Congress and Supreme Court are two branches along with the
Executive that so many suddenly hate so badly) to a) pass a law that flies in the face of both the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and then
b) sustain that same law as a legal precedent in the face of having previously decided that the law itself is unconstitutional.
This is quite simply an act of political psychosis! SCOTUS is saying that even though we have previously stated that Congress egregiously overstepped
its Constitutional authority (as concerning the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 in City of Boerne v. Flores
) we're now going to cite
and establish that same law as legal precedent and thereby codify massive changes to the interpretation not only of PERSONHOOD and corporate law ...
but of the Constitution itself!
3. Not every owner of every "closely held" corporation is a Christian. By elevating the religious beliefs of "a corporation" above those of the
real human employees, individual religious liberties are at stake.
Please stop high-fiving and patting each other on the back because SCOTUS "stuck it to the Liberals and Obamacare" and see beyond the immediate
effects of this decision!!!!
Conservative jack-boots are just as painful as liberal ones when applied to the head.
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