CASTING DOUBT ON INTEGRITY OF DEMOCRATIC BLACKS AND WOMEN

Former Secretary of State; more importantly former United States Senator, and possible presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton decries the United States Supreme Court (scotus) Hobby Lobby ruling; saying that it is a “slippery slope” because it allows corporations to enjoy the free exercise of religion protection of the United States Constitution just as corporations now enjoy free speech protections relative to campaign contributions.
Clinton is joined in this chorus by United States Representative, and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Predictably. leading the ensemble is Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.
These women’s substantial longevity both in life and government suggests they each should know that while the Nineteenth Amendment to the  United States Constitution prohibits sex (gender) as a basis to deny a person the right to vote; and by implication any right enjoyed by any other voter, it does not confer any rights specific to women. To do so would be a violation of the equal protection clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Moreover, a woman cannot assert a right to make decisions concerning her body, her reproductive health and her sexual behavior then demand that others be compelled to fund or subsidize those decisions. Implicit in the right to choose is assumption of the responsibility for any attendant costs.
These women should also be aware of the fact the the Constitution does not empower scotus to alter or invalidate legislation. The primary function of scotus is to ensure state laws are consistent with federal laws; and a finding that a federal law conflicts with the Constitution is limited to the instant case and it is up to congress to correct the defect. Nothing in the Constitution gives a scotus ruling the power of legislation. The Hobby Lobby ruling is notice to congress that, by abridging the free exercise of religion, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is in conflict with the First Amendment to the Constitution and requires remedial action.
It is common knowledge that Obamacare was an ill-conceived piece of legislation. Aside from the question of the constitutionality of the government forcing Americans to fund the Insurance industry, the law is not equally applicable to all citizens, all companies nor all states. Further, it is unclear exactly which part of the Constitution empowers the federal government to force companies to provide a specific benefit and dictate the terms of that benefit; probably because there is no such constitutional provision.
Beyond authoring the affront to the legislative process known as Obamacare, President Barack Obama is now threatening to once again violate the Constitution by usurping congress to “fix” immigration,  pursuing his own agenda, in an effort to bolster the democratic fan base. The immigration system is not “broken” simply because it does not accomodate the agenda of non-Americans. It is not “broken” because it was not designed to accommodate those who enter and or remain in this country illegally. The Immigration Act is not a refugee program; it is intended to serve the best interest of America.
Then we have Attorney General Eric Holder, clearly committed to advancing the lgbt agenda, who after taking an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the laws of this country, refuses to defend laws with which he disagrees.
Is it coincidence or an indication that Blacks and women in power will always feel justified in breaching the constraints of the law because of their time spent on the periphery of society? Should we also infer that age ingrains rather than ameliorates this view?
The fact that a law is not crafted to accommodate special or subcultural interests is not sufficient to establish it to be wrongfully discriminatory nor unconstitutional. If Ginsburg cannot accept this truth, can any Democratic woman?

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