Murphy on First Amendment: Should not apply to corporations (groups of people)

Really, isn’t a company, corporation, church, advocacy group or union just a group of people? Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) don’t think so, and they do not think the ACLU, Sierra Club, NRA or the media – all corporations – deserve First Amendment protection. The senators want to exclude corporations like the TEA Party Patriots from First Amendment rights.

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Trifecta for tyranny, Part Three

We’ve posted this before (in November, 2011), and Jim spoke about it again today in light of the Supreme Court’s hearings on gay “marriage”.    Read more

In what political universe is the use of contraception controversial?

Oh no you don’t lady. Don’t you dare suggest the GOP and a future president-elect Mit Romney would somehow take your birth control away. I refuse to accept the premise, and we should not allow lefties the ability to re-cast the arguement. This is about the First Amendment, not your access to contraception.

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Church v. State

Today, 43 separate Catholic institutions filed suit against the federal government challenging it’s mandate that all such institutions must provide health insurance that covers abortion inducing drugs, sterilization and contraceptives.  This mandate violates the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Read more

The food police are at it again

Child obesity is on the rise, as is adulthood obesity, but I’ll leave the latter topic for another day.  With an administration that firmly believes, “we’re the government and we’re here to help”, a task force was formed to solve this problem.  So, why are more and more children becoming obese? Read more

Birth control, the President and Cardinal Dolan

Every Saturday the Wall Street Journal runs a piece called The Weekend Interview.  Last Saturday, the interviewee was Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Bishops. You can read the entire piece here. Read more

McCain: GOP should drop the contraception issue

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) thinks it’s a bad idea for the GOP candidates to bring up the contraception controversy, but don’t accept the premise, because the issue is not about women’s health or contraception.

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Tell me liberals: Are women who agree with the Catholic church and support the First Amendment brainwashed?

Or do they just hate women too? That’s your entire premise in all of your arguments … the GOP hates women. So, does Mona Charen and all of the other women who have stepped up to speak about this First Amendment issue brainwashed?

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A look back to Sandra Flukes’ spoken testimony – Transcript included

I realize some people continue to take stabs at Sandra Fluke personally and it is their right to do so, but let’s stick with the testimony she gave. Fluke mentioned prescriptions used for contraception can and are used for other reasons. Jim Vicevich mentioned this many times on his show this week.

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Contraceptive mandate and the First Amendment

On Wednesday, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington issued an opinion in Stormans, Inc. v. Selecky concerning the above.   As it is unlikely that you will hear about this case from the main stream media, I thought this post appropriate. Read more