Friday, December 07, 2012

NY Fed District Judge: "No 'Trust Gummint' in Constitution"

The suit shall proceed.

...After announcing the mandate in February, the Obama administration had announced a “safe harbor” that would prevent the mandate from applying to certain religious employers until August 2013.

However, Judge Brian Cogan slapped down the “safe harbor” argument, saying, “the First Amendment does not require citizens to accept assurances from the government that, if the government later determines it has made a misstep, it will take ameliorative action.” 

“There is no, ‘Trust us, changes are coming’ clause in the Constitution,” said the judge. “To the contrary, the Bill of Rights itself, and the First Amendment in particular, reflect a degree of skepticism towards governmental self-restraint and self-correction.

Umnnhhhh, yah.  For a leading example of double-dealing/untrustworthiness, see Boehner, John.

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