Court Warns Obama That He Is Abusing Power

Two months ago, the DC Federal Appeals Court ruled that ObamaCare’s mandate to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives could not be imposed on the business organizations Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio. The Court ruled that “…forcing those owners to provide the coverage would violate their individual First Amendment rights allowing for the protection of their religion.”

Then, on December 16th, Judge Brian Cogan made his U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York “…the first court to hold that participating in Obama’s scheme to provide free birth control is a substantial burden on the free practice of religion…” Not only did Cogan strike down Obamacare’s contraception mandate as applied to religious non-profit organizations, he also “…sent a strong signal that federal courts were losing patience with President Obama’s many stitches of executive power.”

Prior to the December 16th ruling, administration attorneys argued that because Congress refused to institute a contraception mandate which satisfied White House demands, Obama was somehow “…authorized to enforce his contraception mandate in the manner he did.” In short, Barack should be allowed to ignore both the law and constitutional limits on Executive power if Congress doesn’t satisfactorily submit to his wishes.

But Judge Cogan didn’t buy it. “It would set a dangerous precedent to hold that if the Executive Branch cannot act unilaterally, then there is no alternative solution,” said the judge.

In addition to its defeat in Judge Cogan’s court, ObamaCare suffered yet another blow just this weekend when a federal judge in Oklahoma City “…granted an injunction…that prevents the government from enforcing the ObamaCare mandate requiring religious groups across the country to provide insurance that includes access to the morning-after pill and other contraceptives.” The injunction prevents the government assessing massive financial penalties against the nearly 200 plaintiffs in the class action suit.

Three for-profit appeals cases are currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and the government appealed the Oklahoma City court’s decision to the Supreme Court immediately after the Friday decision. The American public will soon learn if the “separation of church and state” argument so freely and fraudulently applied to the Constitution will secure the right of religious conviction just as it has so often served to crush it.

5 comments to Court Warns Obama That He Is Abusing Power

  • frank

    If church and state are separated by a “wall”, how is it that government can breach that wall at will and intrude into the affairs of the church and dictate to them what their dogmas can be and what they cannot be, and cannot act as government’s moral conscience? A “wall” obstructs both ways.

    Another issue is that the constitution says that the church IN THE USSR (not in the USA) is separated from the state. In P. L. 97-280, Congress acknowledged that the Bible is the rock upon which this Republic was built.

    • Rhonda

      Frank, there is no language in the Constitution separating Church and State with a “wall”. That language was taken from a letter that Jefferson wrote to a member of clergy of a local church in which he was assuring the gentleman that the new government would not impose any law restricting their practices nor would the government be influenced by any particular church (religion) such as was the case in many countries in the world at the time, including England. Please read our founding documents and the Federalist Papers if you have any interest in our country’s history.

  • azjen

    I think that we would all learn so much if we would go back to the framers of our Constitution. We would see how religion played such a large part in their lives & how this revolves around the way this great document was written. There is so much transpiring in this country & yet if people would turn to Agenda 21, they would soon understand why our country is being run the way it is today. Above everything else, we are not “sheeple”; however, this is how the government would like us to behave. The fact that America has always been a Republic & people could think for themselves have made us the great country that we are today. I really hope that we can find our way back to the way that we were when this great Republic was founded. It’s going to take much effort on those in this country today. Unfortunately, I can see many not paying any attention to what is happening in this country. Let’s try to get others to work together on this. It can be done, but only if we work together & not against each other.

  • Thomas Laman

    To Little to late in my opinion. Take a look at the amt. of people still on food stamps, Unemployed even with 99 weeks opt unemployment and Bonzocare. So many scandals the Benghazi fiasco. the IRS, Fast and furious, Suberius Sablos what ever, shaking down Drug Companies for donations(bribes) and last but definitely not the least Bonzocare roll out.
    Use a Canadien company to set it up with the CEO a buddy of the Mooche’s.
    The courts are infested with liberal/marxist vermin place there by the likes of Carter, Clinton and now Bonzo.

  • Joe G

    There is one issue concerning Obamacare that no one is talking about directly. We’ve heard a little about the cost of the website and a little about the cost of the navigators and a little about the cost of advertising. As a taxpaying American, I would like to know just how much TOTAL money has been spent on this massive program. What about the cost that will be needed to bail out the insurance companies that Obama promised should they loose money. Then there’s subsidies to those that government feels need help because of the high cost of insurance. Before the law was passed, I recall Obama saying that it would not cost the American taxpayer “a dime” but, then this the same guy that said we could keep our insurance and doctor if we wanted. Just who in Washington is keeping a running tab on all the money that is being spent to ensure everyone has healthcare insurance?