We’re having tea with the Mad Hatter.
If you look a little closer at the debate over the Obama administration’s betrayal of the Catholic Church, you’ll see that we’ve already lost. Obama and his media allies have effectively shifted the argument away from the grounds upon which it should take place and on to grounds we never thought possible. Rather than debating the outrageous overreach of the government demanding insurance companies pay for birth control, we’re instead debating whether the Catholic Church should be required to do so.
It’s all smoke and mirrors, isn’t it? We’re so busy arguing over the outrage of the White House forcing Catholic-run schools and social service outlets to provide birth control and the morning-after pills to their employees, that the very idea of forcing private insurance companies to do the same, sounds perfectly reasonable. It’s a genius sleight-of-hand meant to have us look over there instead of over here.
Moreover, if you’ve watched the MSM coverage, you can see that the Constitution and Bill of Rights means nothing to our media overlords. Here we have the federal government violating the fundamental right upon which this country was founded — Freedom of Religion — and yet the media is taking seriously that a valid counter-argument is a woman’s non-existent right to free birth control.
Do you see the words “birth” or “control” anywhere in here:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
And yet, all day I’ve had to read and listen to the media take seriously access to free birth control as some sort of competing right.
Another word we’re not hearing from the media, as it pertains to President Obama, is “divisive.” Just when you think this president can’t get any more divisive after founding his reelection campaign on class warfare, he attempts to divide women and the Church with a wanton disregard of the Constitution.
But are we to expect from a president who said this in an interview with Matt Lauer:
“Our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes[.]”
And what are we to expect from a media that couldn’t agree more.