Hobby Lobby wins big against Obamacare in 5-4 SCOTUS decision

Monday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down two of its most anticipated decisions.

In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (previously known as Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.) the Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of religious freedom – deciding Obamacare cannot force for-profit, closely held companies to violate their religious beliefs by paying for emergency contraceptive coverage that could lead to abortions.

Meanwhile, labor unions were dealt a huge blow when the Supreme Court ruled public sector unions cannot collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union in the Harris vs. Quinn case.

While both decisions are certainly not good news for the left, the Hobby Lobby ruling is particularly tough for the Obama Administration. TheBlaze’s Pete Kasperowicz reports:

Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that the government could pay for this coverage if it wants to make it available, but cannot compel a company to do so.

The decision deals a big hit to the Obama administration, which defended its interpretation of the law as something that forces companies to provide all manner of birth control methods to workers.

The case is Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, referring to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell. She replaced Kathleen Sebelius earlier this year — prior to that, the case was Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby.

The case is second big blow to Obama from the Supreme Court in as many weeks. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Obama’s 2012 “recess” appointments were not legal, because Obama made them when the Senate was not in recess.

On radio this morning, TheBlaze’s Buck Sexton explained that while the decisions may not be “complete victories,” they do represent “wins” for freedom and the First Amendment.

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  • Robert Starkand

    Buck, what must be understood is that the ACA that Congress passed gave the government agencies the power to make rules and regulations. So to state that Congress never passed this regulation that Hobby Lobby is contesting is true as far as it goes. But Congress did give HHS the power to make the regulation. The most stifling part of the ACA that Congress passed is that it empowered 157 bureaus to make rules and regulations. So when you hear people. both Democrats and Republicans, say they are going to fix Obamacare, that’s ridiculous because all these different bureaus are making rules and regulations. It is a control by government that cannot be overcome without repeal of the act because just as Congress may cure some grievous act under the law, a bureau somewhere is creating the same or other bad regulation under the law that may not get attention for years, if at all.

  • joshuasweet

    the problem is that 4 of the justices vote against the majority, that is the real problem .

  • TheShockster

    Long live the #TEAParty, the #newcivilrightsmovement.
    It is time for christians to choose: God or Satan, good or evil, Christ
    or liberalism. You can follow Jesus OR you can follow liberalism, but
    you CANNOT do both. Liberals need to shave the mustaches and quit the #fascism
    or take their hate back to 1930s/40s Germany. You have NO RIGHT to
    dictate on what terms other people associate. What’s a fair wage, or
    fair benefit package? Whatever an employee agrees to work for and the
    employer agrees to pay. Its a freedom of association issue too. let
    freedom ring! long live the tea party. #SCOTUS

  • Jayne Nielsen

    THE GOOD GUYS WON!!!! YES!!!

    I wonder what that feckless idiot is thinking now. First, his Recess appointments to the NLRB was shot down by SCOTUS and now this. I LOVE IT!!! What a blow to Obamacare.

    And of course you know who’s going to be puking out sewage about this ruling??? Obama’s ventriloquist dummy…Dirty Harry Reid.

    And YES!!! SCOTUS ruled against Unions.

    Thank you SCOTUS for these rulings!!!!! You have returned my faith in good government (even though SCOTUS isn’t part of the government). Have a great vacation.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks be to God.

  • Glenn Coughlin

    I wonder how beck and the ignorant ultra conservative so called “Christians” will react when a company owned by a Muslim family begins picking and choosing what parts they will pay for based on their religion!!!
    Thank heavens the SCOTUS is now bought and paid for through free trips, retreats, vacations, their spouse’s jobs and speaking engagements.

  • Anonymous

    It is a problem. It reveals that the Supreme Court may be voting (mostly) among ideological or “party” lines. If so, it ceases to be a court.

  • Anonymous

    I suppose the “feckless idiot” will have to re-evaluate (again) his “evolving” thoughts.

  • DJohnson

    Harry Reid has already started vomiting. He says that men should not be allowed to determine what is right for women, meaning the male justices of the Supreme Court, if course. Problem is, if men have to pay for said rights for women, then they absolutely should have a say.

  • Crassus

    Soros Lib Troll Rule #14: Accuse conservatives of doing what liberals do.

  • Anonymous

    I guess we’ll find out.

  • Sp_cebux

    The problem is, so what? Obamacare is still the law of the land and the Supreme Court have given little vindication to those affected by it. Same for the public sector union fees issue.

    The Dems know darn well these things are sketchy at best. And if found unconstitutional by the supreme court, so what? They’ve had 2-3 years of time to push their agenda before the only branch of government that can slow them down does.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t “feckless” a great word?

  • Anonymous

    By the same token, why are men required to pay into the pool for insurance for womens birth control at all, seems a bit sexist to begin with. Still believe this is all a ponzi scheme. Wouldn’t it be better to pay directly to the doctor and hospital, and not to a 3rd party who takes a major cut, and waste money along the way, so costs rise for everyone!

  • Anonymous

    Spot on! This is why we need “term limits” for the Supreme Court, etc.

  • Anonymous

    It really lost its way back during the time of FDR…maybe even earlier. Cheers.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    I had a feeling ideology was going to play a role in the Liberal judges’ vote BUT what IS important is the ruling IN FAVOR of Hobby Lobby.

  • Anonymous

    Of course Obama is not against the company, he has to save face and is such a big phony as well as a liar.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry darling,,,the SCOTUS is 1/3 of the government. 1) Legislative 2) Judicial 3) Executive.

  • Damon Schneider

    It is not law of the land, what one needs to understand is like federal taxes it is law for federal workers and FEDERAL TERRITORIES not Sovereign States, there is a huge difference and if you want to remain FREE you had better educate yourself to know and fight for it, Words in Law have meanings, its the individuals responsibility to understand the rulings and their meanings, if you wish not to be taking in by the indoctrinated BS, The original Supreme Court Ruling was clear and does not apply to the Sovereign individual unless that sovereign individual allows it to. Much like Federal taxes the biggest scam ever perpetrated on an American Society.

  • Anonymous

    I will tell you how we will react,,,we will use our good common sense and NOT work there. Wasn’t that simple. Didn’t need the government to tell us that either.

  • Paul G

    I’d WELCOME a muslim company/family doing that! ONLY THEN will it be struck down. Don’t/Can’t pizz off those muslims don’tcha know….HAHAHA The cowards.

  • Anonymous

    Very disappointed in the 4 justice that chose to vote AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION but glad the. Others had the sense to follow the law! Way to go, Hobby Lobby.

  • CharlyO

    I guess no one has considered the alternative to abortion…keep your legs together! Men should have to pay for the fun.

  • Frank Sigotle

    Its the first time in a very long time where a branch of government stuck out their hand to catch us from falling off a cliff!

  • William

    I believe the ruling stated that this had NOTHING to do with the 1st Amendment but was based solely on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. If that is ever repealed, the case would need to come before the SCOTUS again.

    …”For purists, it is important to note that this case was decided purely on statutory grounds (RFRA) and Alito closes the opionion of the Court by noting that they are not reaching the First Amendment claims raised by Hobby Lobby.”…
    – See more at: http://live.scotusblog.com/Event/Live_blog_of_opinions__June_30_2014?Page=4#sthash.jP62UCPd.dpuf

    Let’s get our facts straight.

  • Craig Johnson

    I say RETIRE Harry Reid!! He is the biggest problem of this administration!! He doesn,t even know what he says anymore -I swear! GET OUT-GO HOME

  • swimjim76 .

    I won’t be following Jesus OR liberalism. Good thing you didn’t preach “you CANNOT do neither”.
    First time I’ve heard of freedom “ringing”?
    I do enjoy the Tea Party and applaud each an everyone of their victories and hope to see more :)

  • Jayne Nielsen

    OK. I stand corrected. However, thank GOD they don’t act, behave, or vote like the corrupt government that is now in-place. And if I was a feminist, I would’ve taken offense to your “Sorry, darling” but I’m not so I don’t.

    And D. Johnson…Harry Reid is such a delusional moron. It’s OK for Liberal men to say horrible, vile things about Conservative women but WHOA….the male justices have no right to determine the rights of women???!!! Give me a BIG FAT FRICKEN BREAK! Hobby Lobby agreed to pay for 16 types of contraceptives. The one they opposed (to pay for) was the abortion pill.

  • Warrenell

    Let’s hope that SCOTUS first rules that Islam is not a religion in terms of our Constitution and laws. This should make for some interesting discussion!

  • olf

    Amen it’s been a great day. But don’t walk out of the issue yet, these must still be pulled up by the roots. obummer care has to go completely. Unions must be pared back as well. Thank You O’ Lord

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Yes it is!!! And thank you Ann Coulter for that new word in my vocabulary!

  • Anonymous

    If the problem is his being feckless, does this mean the rest of us are fecked? Whatever the answer is, it’s probably fecked up…

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Grow up, Glenn, and quit sucking your thumb! Liberal trolls like yourself have gotten away with entitlements and Womb to the Tomb government teat sucking for far too long. No wonder you’re head is spinning. Obviously you’re just as possessed as Linda Blair’s character was in The Exorcist.

  • Grismare

    Please note that your post sounds awful fascist for someone rejecting fascism. Please stop giving the Tea Party a bad name. The Tea Party is not a religious movement and to characterize it as such is counterproductive. The Tea Party is about individual rights and small government, which this ruling supports.

  • landofaahs

    I bet Robert’s was the vote of the majority because he wants to diffuse criticism from his vote on Obama care to begin with. This only takes away some of the zeal to get rid of Obama care. But there are those who are played again and think they won.

  • Mallissa Cruse

    I don’t seem to understand where the issue was. They eliminated the opportunity for abortions? Due to a companies religious beliefs. Was that what this HUGE decision was? And this is a genuine question, so please don’t be rude with your responses.

  • Tim Rush

    Let Freedom Ring!
    See traditional American hymn, ‘My Country Tis of Thee’, first verse, last phrase.

  • Art Anderson

    It’s official! We are now a lawless society! You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, because the Supreme Court said it was okay! And that means, conversely, that you can do whatever you want, because there are no real grounds to stop you! It’s the final victory of the small government advocates! Now get out there and get yours!

  • don

    thank god obama does not own all the justices

  • Boo2

    Yet

  • don

    this was 3 kicks between the legs—eeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa

  • Just-say’n

    All this could have been avoided if Justice Roberts hadn’t folded when the “obama-I don’t-care” went before the supreme court. However, it does show that there are weak points in this massive power grab.

  • don

    but their ruling can only be over turned by them

  • Anonymous

    Freedom and license are two different things. Freedom does not mean lawlessness, License however could mean lawlessness.

  • don

    we know one thing for sure glenn your a liberial obama boot licker–but don’t worry just at the end of your time here even you will call gods name

  • don

    what world are you on?—-low info for sure

  • Dave Ivie

    Ironic. Harry Reid has no problem determining that the Washington Redskins is not an appropriate name…even though he is not a Native American Indian.

  • Anonymous

    Shame on Roberts. His boss must be very angry with him.

  • Dave Ivie

    Good point. All tax payers have skin in the game.

  • Anonymous

    The issue was Hobby Lobby as a company didn’t want to pay for the contraceptives in the insurance that Obamacare says it is required to pay for and provide to its employees. This was because Hobby Lobby has Christian owners who believe contraception violates their religious beliefs. The court basically ruled that Hobby Lobby, in protecting its religious beliefs, does not have to provide contraception in its insurance, nor do any other “closely held” (aka not big and publicly held) for-profit businesses. Hope that helped.

  • Craig Johnson

    Exactly! They could buy & pass out the Morning After Pill very easily! Good idea CharlyO!!

  • Bill Norton

    That is God, not god.

  • Craig Johnson

    Isn’t it unconstitutional for the government to mandate everyone to have health insurance? Isn’t that suppose to be a choice that we each are allowed to make?

  • Bill Norton

    That should be satan, not Satan. IMHO

  • mudslide

    Why are these decisions a “blow to the Obama administration”?

    I thought everything they did was for the good of America – whether we like it or not!

  • Anonymous

    I have a hard time seeing this as a case of religious freedom. The owners of Hobby Lobby choose to own a business, and they choose to hire employees. With those choices that have to abide by a host of regulations and rules. None of which affects their ability to practice their religion. I fail to see how providing a form of healthcare coverage keeps the owners of hobby lobby from practicing their faith. If anything, this now provides that the owners of the business can impose religious restrictions on their employees, which CAN be seen as a breach of religious liberty.

    Taken to an extreme we can now say that any business owner that finds a government regulation burdensome can claim a right of religious freedom to avoid it.

    This also means that the next time you go to apply for a job, its on you to determine the religious beliefs of the owner(s) before accepting employment or else you might find that certain rights that you assumed to be universal do not apply to your workplace.

    The solution is obvious, and that’s to separate healthcare from employment.

  • Anonymous

    The unions help get those justices elected. They are paying the unions back with votes. Our justice system is very corrupt. Terms limits could help.

  • Anonymous

    i seriously don’t think they have thought that far ahead. Conservative christians in this country have long fought to extend their rights to impose religious restrictions on people on the assumption that they will always be the majority force, not realizing that if/when this ever ceases to be the case, those same rights will apply to others as well.

    Smart christians realize that forcing the ten commandments on public property just opens the door for other religions to do likewise. Imposing the religious beifs of owners on employees seems like a good idea… only if you always assume that those owners will be conservative christians as well. bad assumption if you ask me.

  • Anonymous

    Now the POTUS has taken retaliation because he isn’t getting his way and Mr. Reid isn’t introducing house bills that POTUS doesn’t like and blaming Republicans all the way.

    Lets see the will of the people. The impeachment starts in the house. Begin there. Now.

  • Anonymous

    Christians actually loose on this one. First, granting for-profit businesses a legal exemption based on religion seems to be a fundamentally bad precedent. It’s not as if any employees are being forced to use contraception against their will or religious convictions. Second, contrary to the aim of Christians, denying employees assistance with contraception will likely result in more abortions. That is why most people, with the exception of white evangelical Protestants disagree with the verdict (see http://publicreligion.org/research/graphic-of-the-week/employer-contraception/ )

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    No forcing people to pay for your sex while at the same time demanding that stay out of your bedrooms at the same time is a bad precedent. I mean if you can get on the internet a scream sexist than you can go buy condoms. No one is buying this.

  • TheShockster

    i’m in favor of this ruling…

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I turned on MSNBC to see how they were handling it and I say we must put them all on suicide watch. Liberals are losing their minds and throwing tantrums like a bunch of four year olds. Just look at the dissenting ruling 35 pages long. So all I can say watch as the liberalism burns by the fire of the Constitution.

  • olf

    Yes. Doing the will of God in precepts and commands are still a choice each person has to make (God given free will). But as Christians we will never willing be complicit in helping another sin nor cause them to stumble. Praying that they will choose Jesus rather than willingly practice sin. The reason God hates sin and guides us away from it is because it hurts people and He loves His creation. A drunk will say I know it’s not good for me, but I’m not hurting anyone else. That’s a lie from the evil one, it effects almost everyone around them. Spouse, children, job, friends, relationships, society, God and self. Living in denial is not needed but, when we reject Christ then we harm everyone. No matter what sin it is, it hurts someone else. So Landree bases of logic is still incorrect. Truth always points to the Lord. Amen

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure how the whole Hobby Lobby case imposes its religious views on its employees. Those are the insurance benefits that they offer, it’s not a secret, and it’s a privately held company. If you don’t like the insurance, you have choices to make. Either you don’t sign up for it and get your own, do without any and pay the fine, or find another job. That doesn’t push their religion on you one bit. They offer other forms of birth control, they just didn’t want to have to provide things like the morning after pill. I don’t think they say anywhere in there that if you use it or if you have an abortion that you will lose your job. They just don’t want to have to pay for it. Can’t anybody take some kind of responsibility for their actions at some level these days? Why do so many people feel like they should be allowed to do anything/everything that they want, but when there are consequences suddenly it’s somebody else’s to pay for?

  • Anonymous

    It wasn’t about contraception in general. It was about abortion and things like ‘the morning after pill.’ Hobby Lobby’s insurance already provides coverage for the more commonly thought of contraception.

  • Anonymous

    Personal choice is the the point. The fact that contraception is available in no way infringes one’s right to not use contraception. There are countless examples of sinful things that that are available in the world, some from nature or God, but the fact that they’re available doesn’t lessen the responsibility of a Christian to Jesus’ teachings. I doubt most Christians really think it’s sinful to use contraception. Most do think abortion is sinful. What this will ultimately lead to is the development of insurance plans that don’t include contraception for companies that don’t’ want it. Employees may choose to not work for those companies if they want contraception plans.

  • Anonymous

    They are not denying them contraception. They are against paying for abortions. The media only referred to it as ‘birth control’ because they knew that most people will only read the headline. What Hobby Lobby was against was providing abortions or pills to accomplish the same because killing babies goes against their religious views.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for that distinction. Some of the stories I’ve read refer to contraception and the general meaning of that word is “the pill” for pregnancy prevention.

  • olf

    Lets think straight about these rulings, they could be for show to get some other issue under the wire. GOP suit is another issue that would be awesome, but likely is smoke and mirrors. Treason yes, impeach yes, send to jail now yes. We are dealing with folks with no right moral code. Watch close and ready for the next move.

  • olf

    They already have take in the bag. Where have you been ? muslims are not held to anything.

  • olf

    Good job !

  • olf

    God doesn’t need anyone’s help, Truth can stand on it’s own. 10 commandments work no matter who adheres to them. Truth is very simple, now lies that’s complicated.

  • DJohnson

    Ironic indeed!

  • Jayne Nielsen

    He has to make himself LOOK and SOUND useful. That’s what happens to curmudgeons.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    No. I disagree. Hobby Lobby pays for 16 types of contraceptives (to prevent pregnancy). They opposed to paying for the Morning After pill (AKA the abortion pill). They are NOT against preventing pregnancy. They are opposed to terminating them. BIG DIFFERENCE.

  • Anonymous

    That is a big difference. But, even so, no person is forced to use such a pill. It’s only a sin if a person makes the choice to sin, right?

  • olf

    All disobedient acts as you are defending always hurts someone else, Always ! In this case the first is making someone else pay for your responsibility’s that they want no part of. If wish to act out do it on your dime. Don’t flaunt your stuff t the rest. Honor others rights. Pretty simple huh.

  • olf

    Nice shot !

  • olf

    Why shouldn’t any owner post his own rulers for employees ? If it’s your company, your investment, your lively hood, your happiness, your idea, your lot in life. If a person isn’t in the same mindset then, why would a different type of person want to work there anyway. If you don’t like shoveling horse dropping then maybe a farm is not where you would want to work. Nothing wrong with that right.?

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    God I wish you were not right but you know they are planning something.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    But if you provide for the sin of Abortion than you are as guilty in God’s eyes. That is why I do not give money to drug addicts drunks.

  • fire lion

    Hillary is going to win in 2016. In a debate the candidates will be asked if they think denying women healthcare should be a religious issue……..

  • Anonymous

    Do you swallow?

  • Sonny Vega

    WELL… let’s.. see this in the baby point of
    view…………………………………………..
    BABY:mommy.. why are you trying to kill me………. REASON:cause you wasn’t in my plans for the moment…
    BABY:but mommy.. didnt you love daddy………………… REASON: no.. he was a one night thing/ he was a mistake/ he wasn’t the right guy… etc.. etc..
    BABY:but mommy dont you care..
    REASON: well its my choice and right to do with my body………………. BABY: but mommy dont i have a right to the choice of life.. also……………………………………………… REASON; i really dont have time for you right
    now.. ……………………………………………………BABY: but mommy dont you want kids.. or family.. ………………………………REASON: YES but not now……………….. BABY: i understand.. you dont want me.. cause i need help.. i understand you want to help the world but not your little world that i can be.. I UNDERSTAND MOMMY…………….. I don’t understand the reasoning on thinking that a abortion and health care.. are the same thing.. cause one (health care is for illness/diseases/virus..etc.. RIGHT…….. BUT a abortion is because they (meaning you woman).. let their freedom of choice of choosing the wrong guy.. become a mistake the next day.. RIGHT..

  • Anonymous

    Finally we hear some good news against Obama. I was so happy to hear that Hobby Lobby won. No company should have to pay for someones abortion.I am pro life and to me it’s murder. Thank God Obongo doesn’t own the justices. Now if we can win against illegals would be something. Congrats to Hobby Lobby!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you to those five S.C. Justices who voted in favor of the Constitution’s ruling law for religious freedom .

  • Anonymous

    Been their once…never again. If they don’t offer woman’s health care…DONE!!! This is the same company that has a lab in China that manufactures and distributes contraceptive and abortion pills!! Hello!!!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely!!!

  • Anonymous

    They are trying to erase FDR!!

  • Anonymous

    WHY…WHY…WHY…. is EVERYONE not telling the complete story???? Employees can STILL get ALL TWENTY (20) forms of birth control. The ONLY thing this did is to NOT FORCE Hobby Lobby to PAY for FOUR (4) types.
    Employees can STILL get them, it’s just that HHS will have to find another way to cover the cost.
    Now we ALL know that the Gov’t has NO problem with subsides so DON”T HAVE A COW… All will be able to express their sexual appetite and then throw away the problem child…
    Please send this out…ALL day the only thing I heard was ‘the war on women” We NEED to KEEP telling all that THIS is NOT the truth. INFORM them, the MSM won’t

  • Anonymous

    WHY…WHY…WHY. is EVERYONE not telling the complete story???? Employees can STILL get ALL TWENTY (20) forms of birth control. The ONLY thing this did is to NOT FORCE Hobby Lobby to PAY for FOUR (4) types.
    Employees can STILL get them, it’s just that HHS will have to find another way to cover the cost.
    Now we ALL know that the Gov’t has NO problem with subsides so DON”T HAVE A COW… All will be able to express their sexual appetite and then throw away the problem child…

    Send this out to the LIV you know

  • Anonymous

    You are amazing…Do you not realize that this country is “paralyzed”? You relish in your accomplishments, however, do not realize the impact!!! I have been a federal employee spouse for the last 30+ years..

  • Anonymous

    Long live the Tea Party??? Are you kidding me???? The new Civil Rights Movement??? OMG…you have no idea what is coming down the pike!!! I follow liberalism with pride!! You are getting crushed in 2014!!! It is sad that the mentality of this room is so 1950′s… this is 2014…!!! You know what if my neighbor is gay..so what…unless they are “doing it on thier front lawn…who give a sh-t!!!!

  • Anonymous

    For the sake of ALL of us conservatives, the November elections in the House as well as the Senate WILL have a lasting impact on us.
    ‘Baby’ Ruth Ginsburg has stated that she WILL retire prior to Obama’s present term, which will allow him yet another liberal/progressive Supreme Court justice nominee, which WILL upset the balance for many, many years to come.
    I was DEEPLY disappointed in the RHINO’s failure to block his last two liberal nominees, Sotomeyer and Kagan.

    Since that time, I have REFUSED to contribute financially to the GOP.
    If McCain was the best that they could front in 2008, and Romney in 2012, the GOP is in DIRE STRAIGHTS. What they now represent is “go along to get along”, and that is TOTALLY unsatisfactory from my point of view.

    We CANNOT afford nor allow yet another liberal/progressive nomination to the Supreme Court to be approved, or we WILL be on the slippery slope to socialism. (even more than we are now)
    It is critical that the RHINO’s be voted out of both branches of the legislature, and replaced by politicians who DO believe in, and respect the Constitution.
    It is up to ALL of us who truly care for this country to support conservative candidates for both the House as well as the Senate, and vote for politicians who will respect and defend OUR Constitution.

  • Christine Dodd

    Nope the Tea Party stands for anti-govt bigots who believe that are Patriots but are truly not. The Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of anti-govt bullies who think they can push their agendas on to other people and pick fights with the liberals. The Tea Party is far worse than the Liberals. Both groups are both anti-American and anti-govt in their own way. For example, Cliven Bundy is an anti-govt bully who allowed armed militias to used human shields as a way to provoke and intimidate law-enforcement officials to take the first shot. That is what Terrorists do. Use human shields. So, you can just use all that lovely propaganda all you want, it’s not gonna work idiot.

  • Gabriel

    Lol over four abortion pills?
    The typical liberal wants it all or nothing and will not negotiate.
    And yet these liberals are stomping their feet with their lips stuck out crying foul.
    Just like a typical liberal today who clearly fails to understand not everyone is going to give in to their need for entitlements.

    It’s not about those 4 abortion pills to them. No it’s about leftist loons not getting their way every time.
    You have to understand that these liberals are no different than spoiled brats.
    If your a liberal women and you need those abortion pills go buy them you can buy them yourself. If you have a job then take the funds out of your paycheck and go buy them.
    I don’t see what the big deal is about those 4 abortion pills. I do however agree the government doesn’t have the right to force a Christian buisness to go against their religious beliefs to cover 4 abortion pills.
    Contraception is still covered by hobby lobby so get over it.

  • Christine Dodd

    Well then that makes you an ignorant bigot. The so called Tea Party Patriots are all bigots and anti Christian

  • Jennifer Guthrie Packard

    You are wrong.

  • Jennifer Guthrie Packard

    Wrong again. They are neither. And someday, when you are enjoying freedom and posterity, you will have the tea party to thank!

  • Gabriel

    Your miss informed they do offer healthcare and contraceptives just not the 4 abortion pills.

  • Something Is Wrong

    Yes, retire him… with respect, in much the same way as you would respectfully retire an American Flag. Just kidding but seriously, he needs to go.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, so much ignorance in one post. Amazing.

  • Something Is Wrong

    The reason this is a big blow is because it denies the left of what is really important to them. The book 1984 said it perfectly, “Power is not a means, it is an end.” This ruling denies the power to dictate what a company must do and that is something that is nigh intolerable. The silly details about what contraceptive are unimportant, what is important to this government is that they were slapped on the hand and told “you can’t do that, you don’t have the authority” and that is precisely why nobody is about to let this rest.

  • Take 2

    Obama et al are found Anti American in back to back Supreme Court rulings. Health Care Tax needs another Pass at Supreme Court ie Based on if Voluntary means Voluntary eg without Taxation Penalties or not. Period.

    One question is all hat is needed ruling on.

    Statement for foundation: is Health Care Voluntary, as part of an Americans right of Freedom & liberty? Assuming the answer is YES.

    Question: is the forced Health Care Taxation Penalty for not Volunteering legal?

  • Jenn

    GOD BLESS HOBBY LOBBY AND THE GREEN FAMIY!

  • Anonymous

    Someone or some group is trying very hard to grab all three branches of government simultaneously and throw them to the left. In that way the concept of “balance of powers” is moot. How government is running these days is painful to watch.

  • Jenn

    AMEN!

  • Jenn

    welcome to obummerland…where all his dreams come true…

  • Jenn

    if she wins then might as well just kiss your A$$ goodbye because all the moronic democrats think or care about is Planned Parenthood…

  • Jenn

    WOW! too bad some idiots in this world don’t think this way…

  • swimjim76 .

    Although you have defined me as one who is narrrowly or intolerantly devoted to his opinion and prejudice, I am inclined to disagree. The trick is to not pretend to know anything about anything when it comes to religion so you can keep the exact open mind that you accused me of not having. I’m not telling you what is wrong, but by not being Christian, or religious in any other way, I’m not telling you what is right. Someday you’ll be able to form an argument that is not Ad hominem by nature: it takes practice but you can get it. However, don’t let me distract you from your trolling fun. Enjoy :)

  • swimjim76 .

    Thank you for this education. That was my “you learn a new thing everyday” moment. I always falsely thought it was “Let Freedom Reign”, listening to Sean Hannity on the way home from work.

  • Lee Wilson

    OK Obama is becoming as a wild animal that cornered. I have a feeling we are going to see his true colors very soon.

    he is about to be sued as well.or did that all ready occur or has that been canceled?

  • Anonymous

    I do agree with you on that

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Thanks Patsy58. Actually yes I do know this country is paralyzed.

    For the last six years:
    Unemployment has been holding at a record long-term stagnantion;
    The economy has been painfully anemic;
    GDP has been growing at a record negative growth;
    We have thousands of illegal aliens flooding our border states, which Americans are now forced to pay for food, shelter, healthcare, etc;
    More Americans, almost 50 million now, are on welfare and/or food stamps;
    We have a chronic problem with a corrupt Administration and an inept, cowardly president, which ARE the reasons this country IS paralyzed.

    I could go on but I hope you get the picture, Patsy58. And you should be proud for being a hard-working American. I have been working for over 35+ years myself, 27 of those years in state service. But we are two of the lucky ones. We still have jobs.

  • Gdrake

    Of Harry is speaking from a woman’s point of view. The little girlie man has spoken!!

  • George Gard

    Some people like the Dirty Harry films. Please dont compare Clint’s character to Harry Reid. It offends me.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    So are 99.9% of all Liberals, Christine. Democrats call themselves the “tolerant party” but they are only tolerant of those who think and believe as they do. They don’t embrace tolerance. They abhor it.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    I love Clint myself. And personally I seriously doubt he would or has taken offense at the title Conservatives have thrown at Harry Reid. Sorry I offend you, George, but it won’t stop me from referring to him as Dirty Harry Reid. Just don’t read my posts.

  • Anonymous

    Never meant to offend. You are in good company for this old southern guy. I call all of my grand daughters “darling” too.

  • Gabriel

    Everyone should celebrate this current ruling by shopping at hobby lobby.
    Let’s show liberals just how we feel about their ignoramus policies.
    This world would continue to turn and function without their idiotic system.

  • Anonymous

    ? I thought USA was prodstant and NOT catholic when it comes to birth control? In OZ you get a script between you & the doc and get it filled and claim it back from the GOV and/or your private health insurance, What biz is it of your employer what birth control you do or don’t use? Jezz you guys in the USA are idiots!

  • Anonymous

    Muslims can opt out for religious reasons.

  • Anonymous

    No one is denying women healthcare.

  • Anonymous

    “…..owners of the business can impose religious restrictions on their employees..”

    No religious restrictions are being imposed.

  • Jenn

    AMEN!

  • Michael Nunez – A53

    Charge ahead with the steeds of liberty: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Anonymous

    Hobby
    Lobby has covered 16 contraceptives (way before Obamacare) and still do, those
    that “prevent an embryo from ever forming” . The four that they won’t cover are
    abortifacients ie: they won’t let an already formed embryo settle in the
    placenta (it takes several days for an embryo to settle in) and will discard it
    = abortion. This is why they are called “the morning after” or “plan B” pills.
    If I am not mistaken they cost about $9-
    Hobby Lobby also pays their employees above average wages so employees
    can likely afford this.

    Though
    I am pro-choice, this all comes down to the first amendment and “Freedom OF
    religion” not “Freedom FROM religion” .
    The fact that 4 SC justices do not seem to understand the constitution is
    frightening. The fact that so many people especially women don’t is scary.

    As
    a woman I am offended that the dissenters do not seem to understand dissenting
    this ruling not only violates the constitution, but leaves us women looking as
    if we are incapable of earning enough money to pay for a pill (less than the
    cost of lunch), incapable of understanding our own reproductive system and
    therefore unable to act responsibly.

    Whatever
    happened to “women can do it all” ? Women’s independence? … if we have to rely
    on handouts for a mostly (irresponsibly) self-inflicted condition? There are no
    free lunches. Besides, why not utilize the already covered 16 methods of birth
    control so you won’t need Plan B.? The argument makes women look stupid.

    In
    addition Obama care exempts all Muslims from any health care coverage as Islam
    deems insurance a form of ‘gambling’ and therefore leaves all Muslim women
    without any health care coverage, without birth control, and if raped they need
    4 male witnesses arguing for her or she will be killed. 95% of Muslim women are
    also severely genitally mutilated, causing them lots of gynecological
    infections and disease as they cannot perform normal daily or monthly functions
    for which they have no coverage. How come no-one has brought that up.?

    The
    argument against Hobby Lobby doesn’t fly.

  • fire lion

    Good. Great ruling. Now I can stop paying for my black empoyees dental. God told me that black people shouldnt get dental.

  • Anonymous

    It occurred to me that we wouldn’t even be talking about this “closely-held”
    company’s religious rights, if more single men and women would act right religiously
    by keeping their LEGS “closely held” together.
    Whatever happened to self control, abstinence, self respect & those old fashioned moral beliefs? I’ve always believed that I would rather be fashioned by the old
    than corrupted by the new. We aren’t just animals guided by the sexual instinct
    to propagate the species. We are given souls and
    consciences…if we’d USE THEM!

  • IT 2 IT 1234

    Spitting into the wind in this, the 11th hour
    of Globalist—RED CHINA set up and handover
    ———————TREASON———————
    and OPEN globalist MAFIA USURPATION of
    POST America and OVERTURN of the WORLD!

  • Anonymous

    Now that the SCOTUS has decided for profit businesses can ignore laws based religious beliefs, I wonder what other laws businesses will claim infringe on its religious beliefs. This opens a door that should stay shut. Like Citizens United, this decision is a terrible precedent because businesses are NOT people! They are a legal structure to facilitate commerce and protect people from business risk, which should have nothing to do with religion or unfairly influencing the people’s voting power.

  • Gabriel

    Scotus up held a right that we all have and that overthrows OBAMAS lawlessness.
    The Constitution is still the law of the land and Obamacare or any other massive spending bill has to yield to the United States Constitution.
    We don’t have to recognize Obamacare but everyone needs to recognize the Constitution.
    At the end of the day the constitution overrides tyranny so get used to that.
    It’s a fact Obamacare wouldn’t have past if people actually read the bill.
    You liberals have executive orders but we have the Constitution.
    The CIA and many other defense agencies swear by the constitution and their responsibility to defend it.If they don’t then the American people will and by Law they have the right to.
    This goes against any president that’s ever served just because by design our system breaks the arms of dictators by them being replaced every 4 years.
    Just like laws or poor policies they can be replaced if they conflict with our constitution.

    Reid,Pelosi,Mcconnel makes a great case for term limits.

  • Anonymous

    Moonbat alert!

  • Glenn Coughlin

    You are so right. “We” have the Constitution. Luckily for some of the current corrupt SCOTUS justices, businesses are now “people”. This help keeps their wives employed and wallets filled through the generous donations of conservative super pacs.

  • Elle’s Island

    Maintaining only those liberties useful to all restricts everyone else until once-free nations are reduced from vibrancy to melancholy.