Saturday, February 11, 2012
To obnubilate means to darken or obscure. It derives from the latin, nubus, which means cloud.
We find this reflected in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13:12, where Paul writes, “Now we see through a glass darkly,” indicating a bad picture or obscured picture.
Obama is a master at obnubilation! His latest pronouncement: that religious entities will not have to pay for contraception, abortions or the “morning after” pill is a masterful deception and fraud upon the citizens of this nation!
He says that the insurance companies will pick up the cost of such things. Where will they get the money to do this? From the same religious organizations that are resisting the requirement based upon their religious and moral determinations! There is no miracle pot of money that will pay for it outside of raising the insurance rates for the American public as a whole. Such amortization of these costs over the entire insured population of the nation is as unjust as imposing a mandate upon religious organizations to violate their religious beliefs.
Obama is grossly ignoring the provisions of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, which states:
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.
The Free Exercise clause says, “Congress shall make no law . . . prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It has usually been interpreted to mean that religious organizations may set their own rules regarding matters of faith.
Contraception and abortion are matters of faith for religious organizations. For Obama to decide unilaterally that such things are exclusively subject to governmental rules is arrogance of the highest order and a violation of the 1st Amendment.