Monday, June 30, 2014

Welcome to AmeriKKKa

Today's SCOTUS decision had absolutely nothing to do with contraception. It is about corporations controlling people and using religion to do whatever they want, to hell with the health care law mandates. The public at large lost a big one today.

Thanks to our corporate bought Supreme Court, now orthodox jewish employers can deny the coverage of insulin, Jehovah's Witnesses employers can deny blood transfusion coverage, and any other closely held for profit companies can withhold coverage based on their religious whims. The real implication of today's ruling is to deal a mortal blow to universal health coverage. It also allows closely held tyrannies (aka corporations) to disembowel the well being of the public. Shame on the owners of Hobby Lobby and the degenerate Catholic bishops who yammered on about their "Fortnight of Freedom."

Justice Ginsburg, speaking for the dissent, best summarized the implications of the decision here:
"Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today's decision."

Justice Roberts is using each one of these cases to give corporations more and more rights at the expense of the public.  By using hot button issues to do so, he has masterminded a conservative coup that will shake this nation's freedom to its core.  We focus on the red herrings of the issues while he takes us one step closer and closer to a right wing corporate controlled society. 
It is disgusting how America has become so myopic that it has focused on the aspect of contraception while missing the larger point--that now the health care law will be so watered down that it will be essentially useless.  And now corporations have been given a free card in the name of "religion" to do whatever they want.  The big losers are all of us.  More freedoms for corporations, much less for real people.  That is the real outcome.
It is a sad day for America.  

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