Senator Boxer: ‘Right’ To Insurance Trumps 1st Amendment Religious Rights

Posted on February 17, 2012 by


This pretty much sums up Leftist ideology: the government’s “right” to force one citizen to pay for services for another citizen trumps the TRUE, God-given, unalienable rights recognized by the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Charlie Spiering reports at the Washington Examiner:

Senator Boxer warned yesterday that if the HHS contraception mandate was repealed it would set a dangerous precedence of religious rights trumping the right to be insured.

On MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton last night, Boxer affirmed that under the proposed amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, an employer would not be forced by the government to pay for medical practices against his religion.

“I mean, are they serious? Sharpton exclaimed, “How do you make a law where an employer can decide his own religious beliefs violate your right to be insured?”

“Oh absolutely,” Boxer said, “Let’s use an example, let’s say somebody believes that medicine doesn’t cure anybody of a disease but prayer does and then they decide no medicine.

“No medicine!” she exclaimed, “Under the Blunt amendment, they could do just that.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner

And that, boys and girls, is why no citizen should be forced to pay for the health care of another.  Let every citizen purchase insurance or pay providers directly according to their own conscience and preferences, and nobody’s unalienable rights will be violated.

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