For the first time in my life, I have lost faith in my country and what it stands for. No longer can I believe that America, or any of the laws that govern it and its citizens, are meant to protect the people. Instead, they are designed to be twisted and turned and utterly destroyed so that corporations, and the money they make, are treated as if they are worthy of rights and liberties.
Property is not people. The last time this assumption was made, there was slavery and a civil war. Since then, I would have hoped we had learned the difference. It appears we have not.
Hobby Lobby ( a “corporation”) has been allowed to exercise Freedom of Religion so that they may deny certain contraceptives to its female employees (“people”) due to “deeply held religious beliefs” that don’t seem to effect which stocks they purchase. I didn’t realize a thing could hold beliefs. Did Hobby Lobby become sentient? Is it really Skynet?
Holy Hell, Judgment Day is coming!
Oh, wait, it’s a closely held corporation. That’s why the owner’s faith matters. At least as far as five morons in black robes are concerned. And why not? Corporations already have free speech.
There’s another huge issue I have with this insanely stupid ruling. You know, the reason I call you morons, morons. Hobby Lobby claimed that emergency contraceptive pills ("morning after" pills) Plan B (levonorgestrel), ella (ulipristal acetate) and Intrauterine devices (IUDs)ParaGard (copper IUD) Mirena and Skyla (levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs) cause abortions.
They don’t. So, right there, their entire lawsuit is flawed. How can one sue over something they themselves misidentify? Honestly, the whole thing should have been tossed out. Instead, you five stooges tossed reason aside. And told Hobby Lobby it was okay to ignore the law.
Okay. That right there is where I gave up on this country. In essence, you five imbeciles announced that one can ignore science (morning after pills do not cause abortions, they stop fertilization) and all that matters is faith. Yes, let’s send that message. Let’s watch the collective IQ of America drop while we teach kids that creationism is real, word for word from the Bible, and evolution is nothing but hogwash. That’s no more ridiculous than what you five brain-dead jackals said.
Cause that’s what we need. More superstition. Yippie.
With this case, we have seen that utter stupidity can be achieved by even those who have the highest of educations. Good going, dudes. You’re stupidity is out there for all to see.
Oh, and as for the claim that this ruling is narrow and cannot be applied to other religious beliefs? Lies. Or a gross misunderstanding of religious zealotry and bigotry. Already, there are religious groups asking to be allowed to discriminate against LGBT people.
This will not end well. So thank you, the five incompetent fools who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby’s money-grabbing idiocy. You make me ashamed to be American.
One Severely Disappointed American
For anyone who tries claiming we’re a Christian nation and should follow the Bible and that this case is merely a representation of that fact, I leave you with this:
“The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
- John Adams (Treaty of Tripoli, 1797)