A citizen owns a health insurance company and provides coverage that clients want.
One of the clients is a Catholic hospital that does not want contraceptives and abortive drugs to be included in the insurance it provides. Not a problem. The insurance company provides the insurance requested, the hospital pays the premium, and the employees all know what salary and benefits they receive from their employer. The employees are free to stay or leave. This is called "liberty."
Enter President Barack Obama and his edict that unwanted services must be included free of charge to this hospital. The insurance company owner can no longer sell what he wants but is now required to pick up the tab for unwanted services. The Catholic hospital must violate its fealty to God's law by providing this insurance, and all Catholic business people must also provide this insurance regardless of religious convictions. As one can see, this is a big-time violation of religious and personal liberty.
Preserving personal liberty is a gift to our children. Obama and his band of progressives are setting about changing the law of our land in order to bring about a progressive utopia where government dictates what's best for an ever-more compliant and dependent citizenry. Since most of us are not infected with the "desire to control other people" disease, it is hard to comprehend what is happening in America. Our nation is not being governed by lovers of freedom, and it's time to save our kids. Vote.
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Peter F. Zych
Hilton Head Island