Thursday, February 09, 2012

The War Against You

Sometimes, the best way to get a point across is to twist the narrative around and force the opposition to see a situation in a different light.  I am going to do this regarding the current controversy concerning ObamaCare and the Catholic Church.

For those of you who don't understand the hubbub regarding the mandate requiring facilities, including Catholic-run hospitals to offer free birth-control, please consider the following hypothetical situation:

What if it was discovered that bacon was strong in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer?  What if studies showed that women who ate bacon were significantly much less likely to develop breast cancer?  What if studies also showed that bacon helped and even cured women who already had breast cancer?

Now, imagine a President forcing all institutions, even those run by Jews and Muslims, to offer bacon as a treatment or a preventative measure.  How would you feel about that?  How do you think Jewish and Muslim communities would react?  How many people would call the United States an "intolerant" or "racist" nation for such a mandate?

Or am I supposed to just accept that because the mandate only affects Christians that it's okay?

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