Banning Contraceptives or Liberty? by Ol’ Bill
February 14, 2012 by easearle
This week, Grammy performer Nicki Minaj (left, with ‘Pope’) incites ire among the Catholic League, who complain they are also dealing with a ‘hostile’ administration in Washington. Meanwhile, anti-Choice candidate Rick Santorum surges and Catholic Church Bishops reject President Obama‘s contraception compromise, calling the situation a ‘grave moral concern.’
Our resident political commentator Ol’ Bill offers much-needed words of wisdom…
BANNING CONTRACEPTIVES OR LIBERTY? by Ol’ Bill
Why is birth control a political issue among many of our most patriotic Americans? Why do true blue politicians line up with true believing male bishops to insist it’s their way or the highway for all potentially pregnant women of all persuasions? What happened to scientific inquiry? What happened to liberty? What happened to individual choice? What happened to our sacred Constitution?
“We the people,” have the constitutionally protected power to speak and think individually, to choose for ourselves among policy and leadership alternatives, relatively free of oppressive influences from others. Indeed freedom to choose among alternatives is the essence of individual liberty; we are all “prochoice” in this constitutional sense.
Organized Religion has grown in power and influence in all its diversity and doctrinal competition, in this fertile land of liberty and relative tolerance. But there is a growing need to limit the political power of organized religion in order to preserve our most sacred value of individual liberty and freedom of choice. Too many world wide examples exist of religion and politics infecting each other to the detriment of all.
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