Sunday, January 10, 2016
Surprise! Obozo Targeted the Catholics
Not really a surprise. The objective of the Left has always been to destroy church & family. This item also makes the argument FOR a Convention of the States, by the way.
Next Monday I will file an amicus brief in Zubik v. Burwell,... [to] criticize the Administration for adopting an irrelevant tax provision that exempts some entities from filing tax returns (26 U.S.C. § 6033) as the mechanism for determining which religious groups are exempt from the contraceptive mandate...
....Administration health policy officials were downright obsessed with figuring out which Catholic institutions would fit within the section 6033-based exemption. As early as October 2011, the White House was trying to figure out how to structure the exemption so that Catholic universities would be forced to provide student contraceptives in student health plans. In July 2012, emails show officials trying to make sure that the contraceptive mandate would treat the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – the spiritual leaders of Roman Catholic entities in the United States – differently from the colleges, charities, and other groups that they lead....
Think the IRS Code is 'impartial' and 'even-handed'?
(Think ANY President--Republican or Democrat--will trash the IRS Code? You're deluded.)
...As I argue in the forthcoming amicus brief, section 6033 has exactly zero relevance to religious freedom interests. These documents are fatal to the Administration’s claim that structuring the contraceptive mandate this way was an effort to respect the religious groups’ religious objections. In fact, it was an arbitrary choice that failed to take into account the virtually identical religious freedom interests shared by groups granted and denied an exemption from the mandate....
So. We know that D.C. is utterly corrupt and their IRS Code is equally corrupt. Even if this amicus proves fatal to ObozoCare, there's a helluvalot more swamp to be drained.
Or there's the Convention of the States.