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True Blue Door

(2,969 posts)
Sat Jul 19, 2014, 01:20 AM Jul 2014

The shortest and most perfect summation of the Hobby Lobby ruling ever articulated.

"Conservative business owners don't have to obey laws if they don't feel like it."


It's not hyperbole. It's the literal fact of the ruling.

And since there is no possible basis for such a thing in law or ethics of any kind, it's null and void as a ruling of law.

As such, the Executive branch should continue to enforce the contraception requirement. Let conservatives escalate their judicial coup to impeachment proceedings and see what that gets them, if they're so inclined.

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The shortest and most perfect summation of the Hobby Lobby ruling ever articulated. (Original Post) True Blue Door Jul 2014 OP
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #1
Kicking. Thank you. nt littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #2
Welcome to DU, True Blue Door! calimary Jul 2014 #3
Welcome to DU Hekate Jul 2014 #4
I might also add Stryst Jul 2014 #5
I Like The Cut Of Your Jib, Sir The Magistrate Jul 2014 #6
That's what they've been shooting for, all along. Baitball Blogger Jul 2014 #7
That might serve as a summary of the RFRA. Jim Lane Jul 2014 #8
Wait til a Muslim or liberal business owner refuses coverage... polichick Jul 2014 #9
Perfectly correct BrotherIvan Jul 2014 #10

calimary

(82,495 posts)
3. Welcome to DU, True Blue Door!
Sat Jul 19, 2014, 02:10 AM
Jul 2014

Glad you're here! You sure boiled it down! That's it - at its very most basic. This one went directly into my quotes file!

Stryst

(714 posts)
5. I might also add
Sat Jul 19, 2014, 02:42 AM
Jul 2014

that since all of the justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby were Roman Catholic * that the Pope is allowed to nullify the laws of the United States.




*to the best of my knowledge based on some quick research.

 

Jim Lane

(11,175 posts)
8. That might serve as a summary of the RFRA.
Sat Jul 19, 2014, 11:16 AM
Jul 2014

You write that "there is no possible basis for such a thing in law or ethics of any kind...." Unfortunately, there is at least some basis in law. The Court relied on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which IMO goes too far in granting religious exemptions to laws of general applicability.

BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)
10. Perfectly correct
Sat Jul 19, 2014, 01:25 PM
Jul 2014

Hobby Lobby is a license to discriminate, a license to never have to comply with laws you don't like. It is absolute madness.

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