The Partisan Fallacy and Hobby Lobby

Rejecting partisan arguments because they are partisan is… partisan. According to Nizkor.org, the genetic fallacy “is a line of ‘reasoning’ in which a perceived defect in the origin of a claim or thing is taken to be evidence that discredits the claim or thing itself.” The process of argumentation—building up, and tearing down arguments—is an easy one. Well, it should be, if one adheres to logical constructs, and avoids fallacies. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and sometimes Read more […]

Justice Ginsburg: Providing Contraception for Others is an “Obligation that Citizens Have”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was of course one of the dissenting opinions in the recent Hobby Lobby case. She was interviewed by Katie Couric about the court case and about citizens’ and businesses’ “responsibilities” with regards to what they should be required to cover. According to Ginsburg, we have an obligation to provide others with contraception. Here’s CNS News: “Some people say there’s something troubling about mandating a private company though, to do something that is against Read more […]

The Government Should Stay Out Of My Bedroom—Unless I Get Free Birth Control!

According to the dictionary, “diametrical” means “…in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference.” We live in a gray world, a world in which very few things are simply black and white. The left loves to use the gray expanse in which we live to their advantage, claiming that their positions are nuanced, and reflective of our progressive society. However, this alleged nuance is just an attempt to justify their indefensible positions. One Read more […]

Hobby Lobby Wins & Liberals Cry About It

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby. In case you’ve been in a cave for the last year, I’ll do a brief recap. Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit regarding the Obamacare HHS mandate, because they believed their religious convictions were being violated. The HHS mandate requires that employers must provide healthcare packages to their employees that cover all forms of contraception. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Christians, and they are morally opposed to the Plan B pill, otherwise known Read more […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that the birth control provisions of the Affordable Care Act infringed on the religious liberties of businesses and business owners—particularly, in this case, of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties. . . . [Justice] Alito held that in the case before the court, the religious objections cited were legally legitimate, under a law that bars the government from taking action in certain cases that “substantially burdens” freedom of religion. He Read more […]

Hobby Lobby Hypocrisy Doesn’t Invalidate Supreme Court Argument

A concerning story has come to light which has left an unpleasant after taste in my mouth. According to several sources, the proprietors of Hobby Lobby may not be as squeaky clean as they once appeared. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case which pits the owners of Hobby Lobby against the Obama administration. The southern Baptist owners of the hobby store are claiming that the Obamacare mandate which forces businesses to provide their employees with certain types of contraception coverage Read more […]

Illinois Pharmacies Allowed To Refuse to Sell Items That Violate Their Religious Faith

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blogojevich didn’t seem to care about upholding the law in more ways than one.  He is currently serving a prison sentence for trying to sell the senate seat vacated when Barack Obama was elected to the White House. Illinois has a law on its books that forbids the government from forcing people to provide healthcare that goes against the person’s religious beliefs.  But Blogojevich ignored the law and issued an executive order requiring all pharmacists had to Read more […]