I think President Barack Obama has shown what he thinks of the United States Constitution with his fight with the Catholic Church. It does not matter what you think about abortion or birth control for this issue. This is about the First Amendment, and do we still have religious freedom if the government thinks their agenda is more important?
Obama polled and found the vast majority of Catholics in the U.S. do not follow the teachings on birth control, so he thought he could push his agenda without a price for limiting religious liberty. It does not matter if the members are following the church teachings, it is still the right of churches to set their own doctrine. Clearly they should not be forced to provide or pay for something that they feel is immoral. This would include paying for birth control for anyone including people they employ in any of their operations.
The solution Obama proposed is ridiculous. He states he will just make the insurance company provide it for free. Insurance companies will just pass that cost on to the church. His argument that it will save the insurance company money is faulty. First off all, if insurance companies believed that, they would already provide it for free. Also, I have never heard of a person with a job, who had a baby because they did not want to pay for birth control. Even if Obama is right, the church should still have the freedom to get quotes for insurance without that coverage and choose what they want to do.
Obama and the Democrats, like Tammy Baldwin, that are supporting this assault on freedom are now making it clear they do not respect the constitution or our rights. It is our patriotic duty to defend our rights by voting every one of them out of office.
The issue is far more important with a president since they appoint people to the Supreme Court. Many pro-choice people have been so concerned about abortion that they have fought to get people on the court that are willing to ignore what the constitution says. Progressives that hate the constitution stoke fears about abortion to get support to appoint justices who will help them achieve their agenda despite what the constitution says. Do you really want to trade all the guarantees the constitution gives, for abortion on demand?
You may not care about this issue, but if government can take your rights away, what rights will they take next? We will be at the mercy of the majority to decide what freedom we can have. With people like Supreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who told people in Egypt to not look to our constitution, and two Obama appointees on the Supreme Court, the constitution is hanging by a thread right now. As Ronald Reagan said:
“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967