Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Catholic Church controversy over being required to provide birth control insurance

I have a few points to make. In the first place what gives the Federal government the right to insist that a company provide health insurance for its employees? In my day issues like this were the subjects discussed at the bargaining table for those companies with unions. For those without unions, in order to be competitive in the labor market companies provided benefits. Now all of a sudden the Federal government is dictating. Does anyone besides me believe it is none of their business?
The controversy has been swirling around for the past week or so. On a drive back to Tucson from Phoenix yesterday, for entertainment benefit, I listened to Rush and Sean. They repeatedly bashed Obama for interfering with religious beliefs and forcing religions to go against their tenants. While it is always good policy to criticize Obama it is my belief that Obama is using this issue to pave the way for something far more important to him. That is allowing Muslims to live under Sharia law as dictated by the Koran. This has been successful in England and other countries. It has been tried in our country. In fact at least one State tried to get ahead of the curve and outlaw it. As I recall it was struck down by the courts.
My point being that the right wing talk show hosts are digging a grave by demanding that the government not interfere with religious beliefs. They will not be able to talk differently when Sharia becomes the topic.
I believe Obama is a disaster for America. I do not believe he is ignorant or uninformed. He knows exactly what he is doing and why. Remember you heard it first from me.

Jack Walters
February 14, 2012

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