By Skip Chatterson - July 14, 2014
The latest spectacle is Chuck Schumer. He has no love for religious freedoms, at least today. In 1993 he co-sponsored RFRA which was the law SCOTUS used to back their decision in the Hobby Lobby case. So Chuckie was for religious freedom before he was against it.
Schumer’s statement that is interesting?
“You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation,”
You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the GOVERNMENT gives you wide penumbra?? It is established in the Declaration of Independence and set forth in the Constitution that rights come from our CREATOR, not government!
Don’t worry, you don’t have to form a corporation. You apparently lose all Constitutional rights when you form a corporation. At that point the government then must own you. I don’t remember that clause in the Constitution. I’m sure there was no small print on the Constitution as well.
Schumer argues that the court “misapplied” the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). “When we wrote RFRA back in 1993 we did so to protect individuals with strong religious beliefs and give them the presumption they have always enjoyed. That they should be able to exercise their religious beliefs without interference from the government”.
Again, you can have religious freedom up until the point that you form a corporation, then you are the puppet of the government.
“The court took that and applied it – misapplied it – to for-profit companies who exist for the purpose of benefitting from the open market, working in the marketplace under our laws.”
“We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion – but we don’t say that they have to open up a company and go sell toys or hobby kits.”
You are telling the owners of Hobby Lobby, a family business, to disobey their religion. The court did limit who RFRA applies to…closely held companies (small business’s or family owned, not big corporations run by a board of stockholders).
Schumer and his friends are DANGEROUS! His statements leave no doubt that he and his democrat friends believe our rights are extended to all Americans by the government and that if we form a corporation (no matter how small) we lose any freedoms the government decides is appropriate. This is unfiltered FASCISM. Schumer continues to prove that there is not much of a difference between democrats and Nazis.