How is the constitution supposed to work? How does a bill become a law?
Senator Mitch McConnell is pushing an amendment to the Affordable Care Act that would allow employers to deny coverage not just for contraception, but for any treatment whatsoever that they claimed was against their religious or moral beliefs.
This would mean that if you work for a Jehovah’s Witness, you may not have coverage for blood transfusions.
If you work for a Catholic, you may not get the benefits of stem cell research.
Meanwhile, I still expect them to make Quakers pay for military expenditures–even though they are pacifists and supporting war is against their moral conscience, and Catholics have to pay taxes for wars their Pope has called “immoral” and “unjust”–wars that are, or should be, against their religious conscience:
“In March 2003, just hours after the first American cruise missiles slammed into Baghdad, the Vatican proclaimed the nascent conflict a “defeat for reason and for the gospel.”
“It was a war, said papal confidant Cardinal Roberto Tucci, that was “beyond all legality and all international legitimacy.”
Do we really want to allow people to choose which taxes or public fees violate their individual consciences, and refuse to pay that part of what they owe to society?
During the Vietnam War, many tax resisters went to prison for refusing to pay taxes for an “unjust war.”
Where were the religious of conscience then?
There are still free campaign kits for Election 2012 available, folks!
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You get a Pop Haydn campaign button, a campaign poster Postcard, and a Greater American Confidence Party membership card.
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Now we can’t keep this offer up for very long (the button alone sells for $3.25 in our online store) but we want to give everyone a chance, and don’t want to put up with the whiners who come back saying, “Why didn’t you tell me you were going to quit giving stuff away free?”
So this is your chance. All you have to do is sign up on our membership list at the GACP Online Headquarters
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At least go look at the page to find out what this is all about.
You don’t want to be the last one to know, do you?
Help strike a blow for the thin “Sanity Fringe” of American politics.
To get you in the mood, here is Pop’s new campaign theme, by Professor Dave Bourne:
You can find Dave Bourne’s CDs and more information about him at: www.SaloonPiano.com
The Bombasto March is from the CD Dawn of the Century Ragtime Orchestra
Wikipedia Blackout: 11 Huge Sites Protest SOPA, PIPA On January 18:
Don’t let politics take away our freedom.
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