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WASHINGTON (RNS) "Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word. Not so to­day," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said after the Supreme Court granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to Wheaton College.

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  1. Come now the throngs of buggy eyed, foaming statists who demand religous freedom be subverted and forced out of existence in the name of sexual freedom. They want nothing more than access to entitlement living at the expense of private wealth, mob sanctioned theft, to continue and expand their decadence. America has been long dead at the hand of secular freedom fighters who only can offer us freedoms only a harlot would be proud of.

    And the celebratory fireworks in remembrance of pride past explode in thd background.

    • As a general rule anyone who uses the term “statist”, who is not a Political Science professor, is not someone to be then seriously. They like ineffective government which is easily corrupted by private, corporate or institutional entities. They have no concept of religious freedom or believe it only applies in a “might makes right” context.

      Thee is no rational argument to be made here for the non-profits. They are neither paying fr the contraception nr being fined here. Their alleged religious objection is that their employees have any kind of access to contraception. As far as I know having a religious objection to someone else’s actions, doesn’t amount to a pile of crap.

      • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

        The more government grows, the more it becomes –not just a dispenser of goodies–but more and more the dictator of what we must believe and how we must behave and thereby become government puppets. It is sad to see so many Americans willing to sell out religious liberty and the First Amendment –a sell-out buttressed by a pile of media lies.

        • The big gaping hole in the argument us that government in a representative democracy as ours is not some monolithic entity divorced from society. It IS society. Government of the people is supposed to safeguard the powerless from being trampled upon. You would rather see a weak and corrupt system than one which represents us all.

          The powerful will always look after their own interest without regard to anything other than imposed limits.

          You have no idea what religious freedom means. It is never a right to coerce others, as you would have it. What you call religious liberty is just bullying with an irrational excuse.

          • “…government in a representative democracy as ours is not some monolithic entity divorced from society. It IS society.”

            Well said. George Orwell would be proud of you. Government is the one power in society, and it can do exactly as it likes.

            And when George Bush was sending people to Guantanamo, that was the government, and therefore perfectly fine?

          • Bernard, I bet you never read Orwell. You know he wrote the satiric novel 1984 which you heard of. You hear his name cited a lot but outside of that, its just a “crank bingo” square.

            Government of a democracy only works to the level we chose to make it work. If you are not getting involved with how it is working, or bothering to understand it, you bend yourself over.

            “Government is the one power in society, and it can do exactly as it likes.”

            You watch way too much TV and none of it being news channels.

        • The Great God Pan

          “The more government grows, the more it becomes … the dictator of what we must believe and how we must behave…”

          Sounds like religion.

          • How naive and obviously 180 degrees wrong. But a good bumper sticker thought. Seems to be a lot of that.

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