It’s week two in the smack down of President Obama’s lawlessness and progressive socialist agenda overreach.Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the individual religious liberty of Americans shall not be surrendered simply because they decide to open a business. The decision in favor of Hobby Lobby was narrowly defined along the lines of family owned businesses — closely held companies — not large publicly traded corporations. And this was not about denying women contraception but rather not supporting drugs or devices which bring about abortions.
Of course, the liberal progressives will decry the War on Women, as Justice Bader Ginsberg’s dissenting opinion has as its underlying theme, but the decision was solid.Last week the court ruled unanimously that Obama’s recess appointments were unconstitutional and that the Executive branch cannot restructure the definition of what a Congressional recess is to suit their purposes.
As well, the decision on unions not being able to extract dues from non-union members in the case of family healthcare providers was significant. Supreme Court now goes on recess until October – so we’ll have to wait for our next round of smack down until then.
Congratulations to Hobby Lobby for taking a stand for the First Amendment right of freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof.