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damn_registrars's Journal: Conservative court makes conservative rulings 10

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The two rulings are not a big surprise considering who is on the bench. The downstream repercussions of the Hobby Lobby ruling will be interesting to see played out, however.

In particular, if no insurance company wants to offer a plan that excludes every imaginable type of "contraception", then what would happen? Will Hobby Lobby take them to court to force them to offer a plan that meets their particular belief system?
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Conservative court makes conservative rulings

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  • Step 1: Incorporate yourself.
    Step 2: Find (or create) a religion that fits your lifestyle and use that pretext to do pretty much whatever you want.
    Step 3: Profit!
    • Step 2: Find (or create) a religion that fits your lifestyle and use that pretext to do pretty much whatever you want.

      I think that might be the best possible way to overcome all the nonsense that the religiously-motivated conservatives have been using for some time in their efforts. They seem to be afraid to do it themselves because they wouldn't want to be accused of being a false prophet. Since I'm agnostic I wouldn't take nearly as much offense at such a label being applied to me :)

      Being as one conservative leader in particular is likely our country's most successful cult leader in decades, I think we see how afrai

      • Starting a business should not mean having to sacrifice your beliefs.
        • But being a mere individual does [oyez.org]

          Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, observed that the Court has never held that an individual's religious beliefs excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that government is free to regulate. Allowing exceptions to every state law or regulation affecting religion "would open the prospect of constitutionally required exemptions from civic obligations of almost every conceivable kind." Scalia cited as examples compulsory military

        • Starting a business should not mean having to sacrifice your beliefs.

          And if the purpose of the business is propagation of my beliefs, then it is double-plus good, right?

          • If you're privately held, and you're having a good time, and not hurting others, why not?
            If you're publicly held, you'd better have a solid revenue stream; the public worships Almighty Frogskin.

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