SCOTUS got it right, finally
I have seen some significant feelings displayed in regard to the SCOTUS decision about Hobby Lobby and Obamacare. I was a little surprised about this because I have to say this is one time the SCOTUS got it right.
The Affordable Care Act made it mandatory that companies had to provide birth-control, even if the company is privately owned and has strong religious convictions against birth-control. The fact that the ACA actually made it mandatory that we all have health insurance and was upheld by SCOTUS is an abomination, as far as I am concerned, is beside the point. The Federal Government should have no say into what kind of insurance, if any, an employer must provide.
Is health insurance a good thing? Yes of course it is. Should it be mandatory that you have it? No, the Feds should not be compelling citizens to purchase anything. That goes beyond the scope of what the United States Constitution allows. But SCOTUS got that decision wrong. Then to mandate that people had to violate their religious beliefs to comply with a federal statute encroaches on the Feds establishing what religious values it agrees with. That is in violation of one of the big 10.
If the people of the United States elect officials who promise universal health care, and then in fact get government run health care, well then we have other issues. As of now this is a good decision by the SCOTUS. It is not about hating on women, as so many seem to think, it is about Constitutional responsibility. Something recent administrations and SCOTUS justices have ignored for some reason.
We have a process. It is not great, far from perfect actually, hey for that matter it is being ran far from how it should be based upon what the framers had in mind, but we have one. If you do not like the beliefs of the people running a business, do not frequent that business. Do not get mad because they stood up for the rights guaranteed under the Constitution and actually struck a blow for freedom. Get mad about a government overstepping its legal boundaries. If you do not believe the same way I do, great you have that right, and you do not have the right to force me as a business owner to comply with your beliefs. If you do not like mine feel free to take your business elsewhere. Better yet start your own business based upon your values and compete with me. I know free market, what a concept.
For now be happy that SCOTUS actually stood up for the Constitution. It has not been doing so and we are suffering for it. We need elected officials who will actually read, and understand the Constitution, and when necessary, change it. Change it using the process laid out in the Constitution.
If you do not like the Constitution feel free to leave, there are lots of other places you can go.