The new ObamaCare mandate forcing religious organizations to offer insurance coverage for practices that go against the teachings of their church gives the government control over the most personal aspects of our lives, opening the door to endless abuses of power. It also erodes one of the most basic protections of the American Constitution - the right to practice our religion without government interference. In effect, the federal government is now saying to religious hospitals and charities, ”Just do what you’re told, and leave the moral questions to us.” This intrusive meddling is one reason I campaigned and voted against ObamaCare in the first place. The program, quite apart from its problems of cost and higher taxes, operates by broad, over-reaching dictation from Washington.
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