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ObamaCare, birth control and our entitlement society

By Scott Tibbs, December 11, 2013

There was a time in this nation where being expected to pay your own way was normal. These days, telling someone to pay for something herself is "oppressive" and violates her "constitutional rights," according to the Left and the chief socialist, Barack Obama. This mutilation of the Constitution would have shocked the men who wrote the document to protect Americans from government abuse of power. We have officially become insane.

Enter Hobby Lobby and the battle over ObamaCare's birth control mandate. Hobby Lobby's owners do not want to be forced to provide birth control that can act as an abortifacient, because of their Christian beliefs.

Before the 60's radicals began transforming this nation into something it was never intended to be, this would have been unthinkable. If you want birth control, then you can pay for it yourself. As I have pointed out in the past, birth control is inexpensive, easily affordable to even those earning fairly low wages.

But see, that's not good enough for the radical feminists. The employer must be forced to pay for drugs that act as abortifacients, because not doing so would constitute the employer denying birth control to their female employees. In this twisted world, saying that the employee should pay for something out of the wages paid to her by her employer places her boss in between her and her doctor.

Where are we going to stop? Should employers be required to buy their employees food or gasoline? Should the employer make sure to provide a house, a cell phone and an Internet connection? What about cable television? Is it really too much to ask that the employee buy what he or she wants with the wages paid by the employer?

This whole debate is absurd. No one is trying to deny any prescription drugs to anyone. The fact that we are even having a debate over whether government should mandate this demonstrates how far we have moved away from the principles of limited government and individual liberty that this nation was founded to protect.