Don’t impose on me bro!

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Don't impose on me bro!

Every­one is impos­ing on every­one. You’d think that read­ing the head­lines. Today’s lat­est is Jeff Ses­sions impos­ing reli­gious beliefs on peo­ple:

Free­dom of reli­gion is one of our nation’s most fun­da­men­tal val­ues, which is why it is already strongly pro­tected by the First Amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion,” Isaacs said. “But the free­dom of reli­gion does not give peo­ple the right to impose their beliefs on oth­ers, to harm oth­ers, or to discriminate.”

Hmm, let’s break this down. So Ses­sions says that reli­gious orga­ni­za­tions can be exempt from pro­vid­ing abor­tion care, and Rebecca Isaacs says that’s impos­ing Chris­tian­ity on some­one. Did Ses­sions say you have to believe abor­tion is wrong? Did he ban abor­tion? Did he say insur­ance providers aren’t allowed to cover abortion?

Nope, not at all.

Impos­ing your beliefs on some­one would be requir­ing them to par­tic­i­pate in things they don’t believe in. So if I required you to have a par­tic­u­lar reli­gion or else you couldn’t hold pub­lic office (sorta like Eng­land and being the King or Queen), then yes, I’d be impos­ing them on you. Another way would be hav­ing two sets of laws, one for some believ­ers and one for another, sort of like the Dhimmi rules in Islam.

We have none of that here. Catholics can put their money towards care that respects life, and pro-​abortion folks can fund insur­ance com­pa­nies that mur­der unborn children.

Rebecca Isaacs was totally cool impos­ing abor­tion fund­ing on Catholic orga­ni­za­tions, requir­ing them to fund it even when they don’t believe in it. She’s been anti-​Trump from day 1, so it’s no sur­prise she popped up again. It would be nice for the media to rec­og­nize that impos­ing works both ways, and those of us try­ing to live our lives are tired of being told to fund things we don’t believe in, and that we’re some­how wrong even when we elect peo­ple that work to pro­tect our beliefs.


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Everyone is imposing on everyone. You’d think that reading the headlines. Today’s latest is Jeff Sessions imposing religious beliefs on people:

“Freedom of religion is one of our nation’s most fundamental values, which is why it is already strongly protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution,” Isaacs said. “But the freedom of religion does not give people the right to impose their beliefs on others, to harm others, or to discriminate.”

Hmm, let’s break this down. So Sessions says that religious organizations can be exempt from providing abortion care, and Rebecca Isaacs says that’s imposing Christianity on someone. Did Sessions say you have to believe abortion is wrong? Did he ban abortion? Did he say insurance providers aren’t allowed to cover abortion?

Nope, not at all.

Imposing your beliefs on someone would be requiring them to participate in things they don’t believe in. So if I required you to have a particular religion or else you couldn’t hold public office (sorta like England and being the King or Queen), then yes, I’d be imposing them on you. Another way would be having two sets of laws, one for some believers and one for another, sort of like the Dhimmi rules in Islam.

We have none of that here. Catholics can put their money towards care that respects life, and pro-abortion folks can fund insurance companies that murder unborn children.

Rebecca Isaacs was totally cool imposing abortion funding on Catholic organizations, requiring them to fund it even when they don’t believe in it. She’s been anti-Trump from day 1, so it’s no surprise she popped up again. It would be nice for the media to recognize that imposing works both ways, and those of us trying to live our lives are tired of being told to fund things we don’t believe in, and that we’re somehow wrong even when we elect people that work to protect our beliefs.


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