I have done my best to keep my blog apolitical, and I won’t keep the soap-box permanently installed here, but I do have a few things to say about the issue at hand.
First of all, we have put up with, in the United States, for the past three years, every imaginable blemish on our Constitution. This is our Primary Law, our basis for law. If the constitution has no primacy then none of our laws mean anything. An amendment to the constitution is part of the original document by it’s very nature. Therefore, what we are seeing is a complete and total disregard for the laws by which we have governed ourselves for the past 236 years.
Granted, I do not agree with the Roman Catholic dogma, that contraception and sterilization is wrong. That shouldn’t matter though. They believe it. They’ve established as a matter of their faith and of public knowledge globally, that they believe it. This makes it an issue that is inviolable according to the First Amendment, and the President, nor Congress has an right whatsoever to trespass there.
This is not the first time the current administration had trampled on the constitutional rights of the citizenry. He is definitely a candidate for impeachment, much more-so than President Clinton ever was, and yet nobody seems to be seriously considering doing it.
I don’t know how Nancy Pelosi‘s going to square this with her faith. I don’t know how she will deal with her conscience on a daily basis. Those things really don’t concern me that much because, just like most Americans who are from somewhere besides San Francisco, I don’t take her very seriously anyway.
The thing I most want to say is this. Whether you agree with the Roman Catholic dogma on contraception and birth control or not, what are you and your fellow believers doing to stand with them against this serious infringement? This isn’t about the Catholics. This isn’t about what your religion is at all. All people of faith should be standing shoulder to shoulder against this, right now. We should be marching in the streets. Where are the Evangelicals? Where are the Jews? Where are the Mormons? Everyone who believes in a higher power, everyone who worships in any way, shape or form, should be up in arms about this.
Okay. I’ve said my piece. I’ll get this soap-box out of here now…
Have a nice day.
Do something you can be proud you’ve done, today.