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A victory for private middle market companies at the Supreme Court

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A victory for private middle market companies at the Supreme Court

Decision by SCOTUS in Hobby Lobby case is a blow for freedom.

In holding for crafts retailer Hobby Lobby in its objection to being coerced by the federal government to provide certain types of contraception to its employees, the Supreme Court this week struck a solid blow for both religious rights and freedom on the part of private midmarket employers.

The reaction from the Left was swift – and utterly incoherent. But I thought the comments of the ever-reliable House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the prize for silliness when she tweeted that “Allowing CEOs to limit the medical procedures available to employees is a gross violation of workers’ religious rights.”

"Some “war on women.”

What? Employees can continue to obtain these contraceptives elsewhere.  Nobody is losing their “rights.”  Unless it’s now a right to have somebody else pay for your own preferences in absolutely all things. (It should also be noted that Hobby Lobby provides 16 different types of contraceptives to its employees.  It simply objected to four additional types that it considers to be abortifacients.  Some “war on women.”)

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I frankly find the entire concept of the government mandating benefits for private employers to be repulsive.  But this, at least, is a good first step towards more freedom in the marketplace.  It just seems odd that so many seem to consider that freedom offensive.

 

 

 

 

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Angus DuBois
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Angus DuBois is the nom de plume of an entrepreneur of 20 years who, in cowardly fashion, prefers to keep his/her business identity a secret. Comments can be forwarded to angus@nexxuspublishing.com.

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