You know, I could imagine Obama being upset losing the Hobby Lobby case. Hell, I can even imagine that Kathleen Sebelius is upset. But I never anticipated all of these wacked out liberals that are absolutely freaking out over this decision. They’re all over Twitter asking the question, “So apparently religious freedom tops a woman’s right to choose?” Uh…..yeah?! I don’t think I recall seeing “a woman’s right to choose” listed anywhere in the constitution. If I’m wrong, I’m sure somebody will tell me.
See, liberals face one problem here. When they think that something is amiss, they make it a “right” for that person or people to achieve whatever it is that they perceive to be an injustice. For instance, when abortion was illegal, they said women have a right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. It’s their right to do with their bodies as they like. Or, regardless of your ability to pay, you should have a right to health care. It should be provided for you if you can’t afford it, because we can’t stand by and watch helplessly as people die for lack of health care. Therein lies the major flaw with liberalism. They make something larger than life, when it’s really not. And they’re really good at it.
Take the Hobby Lobby case. Yes, a “closely-held” corporation can now decide that because of their religious beliefs, they are not going to provide contraception to women (or men). In this case, the religious freedom we are granted in the first amendment to the constitution tops the “right of women to choose”, which isn’t given any standing, anywhere, except in the minds of liberals. In other words… the right to choose is a nice phrase, but it doesn’t count when it comes to things that matter. It’s not a “right”. Neither is healthcare a “right”. Neither do you have any “rights” when you travel on an airplane and get stuck on the tarmack for 5 hours because of weather or mechanical breakdowns. “Rights”, as defined in our constitution are not granted by man to other men (or women). They are God-given rights that are bestowed upon mankind by the creator. Which is to say that ALL people, not just Americans get those rights. You should have the rights bestowed to you in the constitution, but you don’t have the right to make up more rights. You don’t have the right to say, become a millionaire, or get a free college education, or own a home. Those are not rights. There’s nothing in the constitution that says those are.
Which leads me to my main point. Liberals are losing badly on a lot of fronts right now because they’ve stretched the bounds of “rights”. They’ve gotten way out on the left-fringe. That’s partly because of the president, who’s really far out there. But it’s also because that’s the way the pendulum swings. And we’ve swung very far left this time. Know what the reaction to that is going to be? Somewhere up the road…not saying 2014 or 2016, we’re going to swing really far to the right. And the angst that the conservatives are feeling right now, will feel great then. The euphoria that the left has been feeling for the past five and a half years, will come to a screeching halt. It’s just the way the universe stays in balance.
So, we’ve started to see that swing to the right in a couple of cases settled by the Supreme Court. It’s only been a couple of cases, and in the overall gist of things, they’re relatively minor decisions. Yes, the folks at Hobby Lobby are thrilled. Yes, unions are in a funk because they’ve got to figure out how to get people to pay their collective bargaining portion of their dues. But the bigger issues out there haven’t swung right (yet?).
Here in the desert, it’s more of a land of sanity, than the craziness going on in DC. Am I happy with today’s rulings? Sure. Do I think it signals a change in politics in this country? Dunno. It might be the beginning of it, but there’s a long way to go. Will Obama lose sleep over this one? Hope so. He looks like he’s been sleeping too much lately. Overall, if you’re conservative, yes, do a little “happy dance”, and get on with life. If you’re liberal, don’t jump off the Golden Gate just yet. At least wait until they have the nets installed!
Carry on world, you’re dismissed!