“Hobby Lobby Granted Full Hearing on HHS Mandate”
Which many of you may not have heard about, because it doesn’t fit the narrative that questions about ObamaCare’s constitutionality were settled when John Roberts found “this is not a tax” should be interpreted as “of course, this could be construed as a tax, as it acts like a tax, so let’s just call it that and get to work implementing this thing — while the liberal newspapers get to work lauding my reasonableness.”
It was a Good Friday for craft retailer Hobby Lobby as the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced on Friday it would grant the retailer’s request for the entire court to hear its challenge on the Obamacareabortionmandate. While appeals are usually decided by a three-judge panel, a total of nine judges will hear the Hobby Lobby appeal.
The Hobby Lobby lawsuit is among a total of 52 current lawsuits challenging the Obamacare mandate. Along with others Hobby Lobby has challenged the Obamacare mandate that forces employees to provide for emergency contraception. Hobby Lobby founder David Green and his family believe that some types of emergency contraceptives, including the morning after pill are forms of abortion.
Kyle Duncan, General Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty told LifeNews: “We are grateful that the court granted Hobby Lobby’s petition. Full court review is reserved only for the most serious legal questions. This case asks whether the First Amendment protects everyone’s right to religious freedom, or whether it leaves out religious business owners like the Greens.”
Of course, empaneling the full court might just mean that the 10thUS Circuit Court of Appeals wants there to be no doubt that, when reasoned through, first amendment protections don’t override mandates to buy a product the federal government not only designed but then requires you to purchase under penalty of a “non-purchase of what the federal government demands you purchase tax.”
That is, this could be a set-up, with the end game being the Court telling Americans that, if you are, say, a young male priest, eg., of course you need health insurance that covers your contraceptives and abortifacients. Because equality can only be achieved through homogeneity and conformity.
And that’s what the Constitution demands — and almost certainly what the founders and framers had in mind when they drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.