With the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, we now face an egregious threat to personal liberty and religious freedom. It gives government bureaucrats alarming power over individual’s health care decisions and will lead to conflicts of conscience.
Contrary to their promises to Congress as well as to the general public, proponents of Obamacare have succeeded in arguing to the Supreme Court that the individual mandate is now federal tax. People of faith will now be forced to either abandon their religious beliefs or resist and be fined with a “tax,” as this onerous law forces insurance companies to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilizations, and many types of abortions.
We urge our national lawmakers to repeal the law and take a reasonable approach to reforming what’s wrong with health care. The federal reach into the lives of each and every American citizen is of grave concern, and the accompanying threats to freedom of conscience challenge the very concept of liberty. We hope and pray that this monumental decision will be the catalyst to awaken and unite American voters — especially people of faith — this November, and that voters choose to reaffirm our individual and constitutional liberties through the choices they make at the ballot box.
David E. Smith
Illinois Family Institute
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