How The Ruling Class Really Thinks
Bill Quick

Obamacare’s ‘Plan B’ pill is not abortion, says the White House: ANOTHER lawsuit hits the Supreme Court, pitting universal health care against religious freedom | Mail Online

Obama administration Solicitor General Don Verrilli told Justice Anthony Kennedy, a likely swing-vote between conservatives and liberals
on the court, that he disagreed with a slippery-slope argument which suggested Obamacare could force companies to pay for abortions.

Verrilli said that argument was irrelevant because federal law doesn’t see ‘emergency contraception’ as equivalent to an abortion, and it doesn’t matter whether the Green family disagrees.

I really like that last part, because it so nakedly reveals the attitude that underlies the Ruling Class belief system in charge of our governance today:  It doesn’t matter whether the Green family disagrees.

In fact, the real issue is whether the state can force private individuals and businesses to do things they regard as moral and religious abominations.  I’ve pointed out many times that the Supreme Court has, in fact, ruled in favor of laws that infringe on religious freedom, as long as those laws are applied equally to all, whether religious or not.

And my own objection to forcing companies to offer only policies that include contraception revolves around forcing people to buy and sell insurance they don’t need or want.

Either way, I’ll be interested in seeing how this all shakes out.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


How The Ruling Class Really Thinks — 2 Comments

  1. The root issue is whether the state can force private individuals to act against their own judgement. The answer, agreed on by the left and the vast majority of the right, is yes. We’re only hearing screaming now because the religionists are on the receiving end when the stick is poking something they care about.

    This is exactly the same conflict as the gay marriage vs. religious baker fight.