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Why Cheer a 5-4 Decision for Hobby Lobby? Freedom and Liberty are Hanging by a Thread!


RUSH: Hillary Clinton thinks that the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case is a step toward the kind of anti-women policy seen in extremist, undemocratic nations.  Now, look, you in this audience know exactly what happened in the Hobby Lobby ruling. 

Can I tell you the truth about the Hobby Lobby ruling?  We're in such dangerous territory in terms of losing our freedom that we cheer when five out of nine people uphold the Constitution.  We're not advancing anything, folks.  We are barely hanging on here.  The Constitution is clear in what it says.  But the problem in this country -- and this has bothered me for I don't know how many years.  Well, it's bothered me practically the whole time I've been doing this show for 25 years. 

It seems like the vast majority -- not vast, but way too large a number of Americans think that the government can do no wrong; that the government should fix what the government breaks.  It's always frustrated me that people have been willing to give up freedom or give up liberty in exchange for what they think are benefits or security or safety or what have you. And there has been this trend away from self-reliance for a long, long time. 

Self-reliance is now a bad thing.  Self-reliance, individualism is a bad thing.  Going along with the crowd, agreeing with everybody, adapting to the conventional wisdom, that's what everybody wants you to do.  Controversy, can't have that.  We don't want to be around people that disagree. We don't want to be around people that say things that we don't.

So we had a case where a privately held corporation said the First Amendment grants us the right to practice our religion, freedom from any interference.  The government cannot tell us what to worship, how to worship, who to worship, when to worship.  And they said, "We have a religious belief against abortion.  So we are not going to make available to our employees, we are not gonna pay for drugs that kill a human embryo, pure and simple."  There are 20 approved contraceptives in this country.  Sixteen of them Hobby Lobby provides.  Four of them they chose not to. 

All the Supreme Court affirmed was, they have a right not to provide.  That was it.  The other 16 they pay for.  The four that they refused to pay for are still available to anybody who wants them, either buying them themselves or asking their insurance to cover them or whatever.  They're cheap. They're not expensive whatsoever in any way, shape, manner or form, nine dollars a month.  And here comes Hillary Clinton thinking this decision is a step toward the kind of anti-women policy seen in extremist undemocratic nations is outrageous. 

This woman is either a blithering idiot or a total in-the-tank statist, maybe a combination of the two.  But this is not a step toward anything.  This is a temporary halt in the onslaught toward totalitarianism.  This case, as I said yesterday, this case, the appalling part of the case to me is that it even ended up at the Supreme Court.  But we have people all over this country who are willing for the government to tell 'em what they can and can't do.  And then we have people all over this country willing and eager for the government to punish people for what they say, for what they think.

And when they comport themselves according to the Constitution, when the government and leaders in the government violate the Constitution, that doesn't seem to bother too many people.  Well, it is bothering an increasing number of people.  There is a Quinnipiac poll out that is devastating for Obama, which I'm also gonna get to. 

Mrs. Clinton was at the Aspen Institute on Monday with a bunch of other harebrains. "It is a disturbing trend that you see in a lot of societies that are very unstable, anti-democratic, and frankly prone to extremism." That "frankly" is utter BS.  Mrs. Clinton represents the drive toward an undemocratic, extreme country.  She represents that.  Barack Obama represents that.  The modern Democrat Party and their union allies represent that.  We're on the march to an unstable, anti-democratic, prone to extremism nation under the leadership of the Democrat Party!  And, yes, I'm raising my voice on purpose here, because this, frankly, ticks me off. 

We're just barely hanging on.  We cheer! We conservatives stand up and cheer when we manage to get five people to see it the right way.  "Oh, my God! Oh, Lord! Thank you so much, Lord. You saved another day."  Five people out of nine, five said the Constitution means what it says.  The troubling thing to me is the four people that didn't!  Liberty and freedom are hanging by a thread here! 

Obamacare, have you seen the numbers?  Two-point-nine million inconsistencies among current enrollees that cannot be fixed, 2.9 million.  And you know why they can't be fixed?  Because the government doesn't know what the hell it's doing.  It has no business being in this business.  They don't have one qualified person that knows how to administer something like this because they don't have anybody with any practical, real world, what I call private sector experience. 

Totalitarianism, statism, whatever you want to call, is on the march.  And as my friend William F. Buckley used to say, "We are standing athwart history and saying 'stop'," is all we're doing.  We're playing defense so much we don't have time to advance anything.  We're trying to figure out how to save our own party from going down the same path the Democrats are going.  And Mrs. Clinton comes out here and says this is a step toward anti-women policies? 

You know, you talk about how quickly things change. We had a caller yesterday that asked me this question:  "When did birth control pills become so important to the human condition the federal government requires every insurance policy to cover them?"  Eye exams, dental exams, dental work are not mandated by Obamacare, but contraception is, birth control pills are.  Which is worse, to go blind from lack of regular eye exams or to get pregnant?  And again, pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause.  It doesn't just happen to you while you're walking down the street, except in this case of sexual abuse. 

But in the normal, everyday flow of events, pregnancy requires action that has consequences.  Yet we treat it as a great imposition that women need to be protected from.  It's a sickness, it's a disease, it's whatever, and there's gotta be a pill for it.  Yet they wouldn't have the problem if they didn't do a certain thing.  It's that simple.  The Democrats I know, they love this War on Women thing -- and the scary reason is, it works. 

It's the most asinine thing in terms of common sense.  The idea that half the country hates women and is engaged in a war on them, and these doddering fools on the left -- I'm talking about rank-and-file, stupid liberal voters -- believe it? All we're trying to do is bring some sanity back to things, some common sense, hold onto a few traditions and institutions that have defined this country's greatness, one of them being the Constitution.

And Mrs. Clinton runs around saying it's a "disturbing trend" that you see...?  What is a disturbing trend?  What happened here?  Does what happened here in the Hobby Lobby ruling even compare to what happens to women in Sharia law Muslim countries, about which they never say a thing?  The problem we face is that way too many people -- because of public education and who knows whatever -- believe, accept (without any thought, without any questioning, without any doubt) whatever comes out of Washington, DC, and that Washington, DC, ought to be in charge of virtually everything. 

That's genuine ignorance and stupidity and asininity, and that's what we're fighting, led by people like Hillary Clinton.  She's not the only one.  Of course Obama's there.  


RUSH: Barack Obama and the Democrat Party and their asinine, ridiculous, stupid, senseless, lying-sack-of-excrement War on Women.

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