Could Citizens United and a semi-colon undo Obamacare?
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#1 Mar 21, 2014
'“Appellants also argue that Citizens United is applicable to the Free Exercise [of religion] Clause because ―the authors of the First Amendment only separated the Free Exercise Clause and the Free Speech Clause by a semi-colon, thus showing the continuation of intent between the two,” said circuit judge Robert Cowen in the Conestoga Wood appeals court decision.“We are not persuaded that the use of a semi-colon means that each clause of the First Amendment must be interpreted jointly.”
In other words, the semi-colon argument holds that the free exercise of religion and free exercise of speech are linked. Since the Citizens United case gave corporations the same free speech rights as people, the argument states that corporations should have the same free religious exercise rights as people, too, and they should be able to opt out of Obamacare.'
#2 Mar 21, 2014
Works for me.
Since: Sep 09
#3 Mar 24, 2014
On the face, maybe but then I don't think corporations should have the same rights as people.
#4 Mar 24, 2014
The whole thing went to the Supremes because the Left wanted UNION money, but wanted to ban CORPORATE money.
Unions are Corporations too. So we either allow all of it, or none of it.
The number ONE political contributor in 2012 was the National Education Association with $20,000,000 in contributions.
The EVIL Koch Brothers? They ranked # 45 with $4,910,000.
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