Skip to comments.Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Says Jail May be Effective Protest to Contraception Mandate
Posted on 01/13/2013 6:15:29 AM PST by marshmallow
RICHMOND, Va. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said on a radio program Wednesday that going to jail may be an effective way to protest a mandate tied to ObamaCare that requires employers to provide contraceptive coverage.
Appearing on on Iowa conservative radio host Steve Deace's syndicated show, the Republican gubernatorial candidate said civil disobedience is one way to attack the federal health care law's requirement.
The so-called contraceptive mandate is now being challenged in a federal lawsuit by the Hobby Lobby stores. The company is primarily concerned about coverage for the morning-after pill, which some consider an abortion-causing drug.
Cuccinelli called the mandate an attack on the Roman Catholic Church and religious freedom and suggested that opponents fight back by forcing the feds to crack down on those who don't comply.
Cuccinelli, who is Catholic, said he had spoken to a bishop who suggested he'd go to jail to protest it.
"My local bishop said he told a group, `Well, you know, I told a group I'm ready to go to jail,' and I told him, `Bishop, don't take this personally - you need to go to jail," Cuccinelli said, trying to balance levity with seriousness.
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Get these cases before juries ~
Time would be better spent having the legislature pass a secession from the union resolution.
It’s not the going to jail part I fear, it’s the indignity of being forced out of business by such unAmerican lowlife people.
I dont understand how feminists who think their reproductive system is 0% of my business can possibly think it is 100% my financial responsibility.
Where do EBT buyers go when all the stores are closed and the owners are in jail?
if Cuccinelli and his boss were so concerned with preserving the constitution, then why have they flooded the electorate with illegals? It is only when HE is getting his toes stepped on that he starts thumping his chest. What a hypocrite! We had such high hopes for Cuccinelli and McDonnell but both are just more wind....
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“Time would be better spent having the legislature pass a secession from the union resolution.”
What you said. BTTT
“My local bishop said he told a group, `Well, you know, I told a group I’m ready to go to jail,’ and I told him, `Bishop, don’t take this personally - you need to go to jail,” Cuccinelli said, trying to balance levity with seriousness.”
Here’s what I want to know: Seems to me there are plenty of countries with socialized health care. What did the Church do in those countries like Canada and Europe? Is their system different or what? What’s the difference between the state mandating you have to pay for something that is against one’s faith and the state paying for the same thing with one’s taxes? I mean we have been funding planned parenthood for a while now.
uh, how does The Cooch have anything to do with illegals?
The difference is Europe has a very long history of murdering priests. When it comes to Canada, their history is roasting and eating them.
That's a damn good question!
I dont understand how feminists who think their reproductive system is 0% of my business can possibly think it is 100% my financial responsibility.”
EXCELLENT! Everyone should post this statement on their Facebook, Twitter, etc. Just DO it. We need to start making some noise of our own. Stop being nice - we’re getting run over like road kill. (ahem.... Boo hoo Boehner and no chin McConnell come to mind)
To be honest, I got it from Twitter but don’t remember who.
I don't believe employers are typically involved there. One of our priests is from Ireland; he seemed to indicate that the gov't healthcare in Ireland is fairly minimal & most people buy a supplemental policy from a private insurer on their own.
Whats the difference between the state mandating you have to pay for something that is against ones faith and the state paying for the same thing with ones taxes? I mean we have been funding planned parenthood for a while now.
It's the difference between "proximate" and "remote" material cooperation with evil. Remote cooperation is when one party does something good (paying taxes) and another party (the government) perverts that good thing to the service of evil (supporting abortion) without the approval or cooperation of the first party. Remote material cooperation can be permitted for a good reason (i.e., the government does good things with tax money as well).
Cooperating with the Obama death mandate is proximate material cooperation with evil and not permissible.
I guess that’s what they must be thinking, thanks. So there is nothing that could be done with tax monies that would force the Church to stop paying taxes(in those areas where they pay them) because there are other good things also done with them? I guess I was just equating taxes used to pay for something bad and the state mandating you to pay for something bad as far as what happens when you don’t obey. Which seems like it is pretty much going to be the same thing, fines, prison, punishment.
In the Citizens United case the Supreme Court held that corporations can spend money to support or oppose candidates, that to limit such spending is an unconstitutional ban of free speech.
The First Amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It follows then that corporations can spend money to support or not any given health insurance program, that to limit or mandate such spending is an unconstitutional ban on the free exercise of religion.
This is an excellent comment! (Excellent tagline, too)
Please... feel free... spread it around. Maybe it will catch on. :-)
“since companies have freedom of speech protected by the 1st Amend, therefore they must also have freedom of religion protected by the 1st Amend.”
The most enjoyable thing about this is taking their ruling and throwing it back at them. I’d like to see how they try to worm out of it. Judges don’t respect the Constitution, only what some other judge said some other judge said.
The “contraception mandate” is utter nonsense, as is “obama-care”.
The idea popped into my head from nowhere while at the grocery store. Sometimes I really have to wonder.