He focuses on one statement of Roberts: "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices." Be Roberts' other statements ever so erroneous, this one isn't! We need to look no further than the Catholic vote, and inane prattlings from "katholyc" persons and entities for prime examples of sheer stupidity.
Let's take a look at the statement that the USCCB issued on June 28th as a commentary to the Supreme Court ruling; it's posted on their website. As you read it, take note of the fact that they don't oppose the individual mandate in principle. In the second paragraph we read that "USCCB..took no position on the specific questions posed to the court". They do oppose the coercion of religious employers to fund sterilization, contraceptives and abortifacients. The "million dollar question" I have for the USCCB is this: How on earth can you claim mandate exemptions for religious organizations (including yourselves) yet look with approval upon the forcing of other people to purchase any commodity which they may not desire to have (for whatever reason)? Dear USCCB, your stance reeks of sheer hypocrisy!!
Sister Simone Campbell, who is leading the
In other related news, we read that Sister Carol Keehan and her so-called "Catholic" Health Association are "pleased" by the Obamacare ruling. Moreover, she states that the CHA signed amicus briefs urging the SCOTUS to rule in favor of Obamacare. Well, golly-gee-whiz!! After we all thought she was beginning to wake up and smell some coffee! Some progressive operative must have taken her to the woodshed - or perhaps promised her another Pen of Perfidy. Yawn! This is no earth-shattering shock.
So as not to end this post on such a dour note, I link now to an interview with Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas in Kansas conducted by the Catholic World Report. He has good things to say regarding the principle of subsidiarity (a principle obviously disregarded and even disobeyed by the USCCB as illustrated above), why the social justice arm of the USCCB was wrong to demonize Paul Ryan's budget proposal and more. Please read it. In a subsequent post I will put forth my opinion on what we must do if we wish to fend off the Obamacare monster.