I'm not thrilled that Republicans are trying to tack on a bill that protects religious conscience to an Transportation bill. It is ridiculous! Why do we need a new law to protect what is already protected in the first amendment?
If we have to get Congress to try and pass a law every time an Obamacare mandate is wrong, unconstitutional or displeasing to the American people, what does that say about Obamacare? I think it is a litmus test and means it is a bad piece of legislation. It places people in power that WE THE PEOPLE cannot vote out of office. We need to repeal Obamacare.
Harry Reid may allow a vote, it may not pass... if it does, the House will need to pass it, and ultimately King Obama can veto it-- the entire bill or a line item veto. This is absolutely ridiculous that we'd even have to try and make laws to uphold our first amendment rights. Obamacare needs to be repealed in its entirety! Otherwise these unconstitutional violations will continue to happen and WE THE PEOPLE will be fighting tooth and nail for our GOD GIVEN rights protected from government by our Constitution.
The reality is: the mandate is unconstitutional, so no further law making is required! WHY would we make a freaking law that protects our freedom of religion and conscience when it already exists under the FIRST AMENDMENT. I wish Congress would wake the freak up. This really bothers me. Do people even read the Constitution any longer?????? It is pretty darn clear.
The first amendment is clear: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
Thomas Jefferson was clear that the Constitution already protected our conscience rights: