LOL, yeh I pulled this pic from HuffPo’s front page!
How did they express their butthurt?
5 Political Operatives Just Hammered Women And Workers
Of course, this hasn’t a damned thing to do with politics, or, …. it does. But, it’s about a larger question, FREEDOM!!!!
This is how Huffy/butthurt put it ….
WASHINGTON — On Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the progressive movement, handing down decisions in two high-profile cases regarding birth control and labor unions.
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the court ruled 5-4 that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage for their employees.
In its 5-4 ruling in Harris v. Quinn, the court gave certain workers the ability to opt out of paying dues to public-sector unions, delivering a setback to the organized labor movement.
Justice Samuel Alito authored the opinion in each case.
In the Hobby Lobby case, the court ruled that the Obama administration had failed to show that the contraception mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act is the “least restrictive means of advancing its interest” in providing birth control at no cost to women.
Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain store, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Store, a Pennsylvania wood manufacturer owned by a family of Mennonites, had challenged the contraception mandate on the grounds that it violates their religious freedom by requiring them to pay for methods of contraception they find morally objectionable.
Yes, the horrors of not forcing people to pay for things they find objectionable.
In Harris v. Quinn, the court ruled that certain government-funded employees — in this case, home care workers paid through Medicaid — cannot be required to pay fees to the public-sector unions that bargain on their behalf. Requiring such mandatory fees would violate the workers’ First Amendment rights, the majority said.
The ruling was not the worst-case scenario that unions had feared. But it will have a financial impact on major unions that have organized Medicaid-funded home care workers and other workers who aren’t “full-fledged public employees” in the majority’s eyes.
How horrible is it that you may not be required to pay a union which doesn’t represent your views? That’s atrocious!!!
The fact is, they didn’t go far enough in either cases. However, I believe they left the door open for other cases to advance.
In the Hobby-Lobby case, they seemed to have restricted it to privately owned companies. This is still wrong. But, it’s less wrong than the Zerocare mandate. Free birth control? Do women not know they can insist that the male buy it, thus, making it free? I shouldn’t have to pay for some sex I don’t get to participate in. Plain and as simple as that. You want to have sex and not worry about future kids? That’s fine, there are plenty of cheap alternatives. Why should I, or anyone else, be forced to pay for the procreation? Let’s all try and pretend we’re adults and be responsible for ourselves.
But, what about the “children”? …… Let’s all pretend parents are responsible adults and be responsible for their progenies. Oh, you can’t, or won’t? Then you shouldn’t have had the children in the first place, you idiot. If you avow you were an idiot, and you don’t know jack, then, I’ll happily kick in for you and your child’s sterilization if unwanted pregnancy is a problem neither one of you can seem to overcome. It could only be a problem you can’t overcome if you’re a complete imbecile.
As to Harris v. Quinn. …..
This burns me a bit, because the court let a horrid practice stay in place. True, they stuck down one horrid practice, but, they let stand in place many others which are the same.
Unions are useless bureaucracies which do nothing but take the wages from people, most of which do not agree with the positions nor directions of the unions which pretend to represent them. In some places in the US, it is mandatory that you pay union dues, regardless. To simply have a job, it’s required you pay the extortion. What foul person thinks that’s okay?
Both of these cases pertain to freedom in it’s truest form.
It is true contraception provides protection from pregnancies. And, it is true unions proved protections for the workers. However, this nation, indeed, the very concept of individual liberty involves risks which are left to the individual, rather than the state, or worse, some jackasseried quasi bureaucratic self-serving, nothing more than a private club? Screw them! Don’t tell me I have to pay extortion to a group of idiots who have never represented me or my views before I can go work for a living! I’m certain there’s a special place in hell for the bastards who believe that should be.
Both issues are about people trying to impose their views on other people who disagree with their views.
Truly, if I have a view, I’ll scream it from the mountaintop, over and over, again. But, to impose on my fellow citizen and try to compel him, or her? Especially when it comes to their sex lives or work lives? I couldn’t muster such hubris. I’ll preach what is right or wrong, but, to compel another person to do something, well that’s not within the confines of “freedom”.