Monday, April 9, 2012
Give Me Liberty or Give Me...
I have been waiting to post about the HHS Mandate for a while. I sort of wanted to sit back and see what happened.
Oh, and I see what is happening.
I don't know why we are all shocked. It's just our mega-government once again dictating to us what we can and cannot do. The government is trying to push the us to the limit of religious freedom to see how we respond. If we are passive, the government will continue to push further next time - and so on.
As Cardinal Dolan has stated time and time again, this is not about contraception. That talking point is a distraction to try and make the Catholic Church look "anti-woman" to the rest of the populous. It's all about freedom of religion. And, all of a sudden, I feel like I have something in common with the Patriots who fought for freedom against King George.
Even though my view of contraception is not in step with mainstream culture (geez, can you just have some self-control and close your legs once in a while?), when did it become a "right" for women to receive contraception? Oh wait. It's not. You have a right to pursue happiness. If happiness for you includes contraception (which I do not agree with) then, by all means, use your money that you earn to purchase such contraception or procure a job that provides it for you. That is your CHOICE. Don't take away a Church's or Company's choice by mandating them to go against their own beliefs or conscience.
How do you feel about the attack on religious freedom in America?