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What are you talking about and what is hysterical about it, David?
The already existing religious exemption in the HHS mandate specifically grants that exemption only to religious organizations who only employ members of that particular faith and who provide services only to members of that particular faith.
That is not my opinion, legal or otherwise. That is FACT.
Although I am not a lawyer, I was writing legal briefs before you were born, and one of the jobs I held during my working years was a legal compliance auditor. The State Attorney General required staff attorneys assigned to the Community Colleges of the State to read one of my opinions, which was part of the findings of my audit, as an example of a properly written legal brief.
While in the Army performing one of those "in addition to your normal duties" I was assigned as defense Counsel for Special Court Martials. The Judge Advocate of the Post, sent his staff attorneys to observe me when I tried a case, to see how a proper defense was conducted.
To quote your own statement back to you, your comments are hysterical. If you don't know what you re talking about, don't parade that lack of knowledge by making irrelevant comments. Keep quiet and people might think you know something.
Paul, like David, I am a lawyer. However, unlike David, I appreciate your opinion and the opinion of everyone else who is willing to share their opinion here on CM even those with whom I don't agree. And, I think the fact that you do not have the liability of being a lawyer makes your opinion even more valuable. We lawyers often get caught up in legalese and miss the forest for the trees. So I will continue to look forward to your posts. They are well written and informative.
Just keep your mouth shut. I hope God sends you a leftie to love. That's exactly what happened to me and it is teaching me the meaning of love and tolerance.
Wow David, that is pretty strong talk for someone who lives in a city where 110% of it's population voted for Obama. By the way, how exactly DID that happen? Do you have thousands of people living there who hide from the census counters but registered to vote and every single one of them voted Democrat?
Regardless how much ground we are losing at the national level, I am still encouraged by how many states are passing bills to not accept the HHS mandate in their states or make revisions to it.
This past thursday my state of Michigan just became halfway closer to adding itself to that list by passing a conscience clause through our State Senate. It allows doctors to refuse to perform abortions on patients if the doctor is morally opposed to it and allows employers to offer health care coverage packages to their employees that do not violate their morals, basically saying that if the employee desires a package that covers abortions, they need an individual plan from elsewhere.
I feel very blessed and thankful that I live in one of the most pro-life friendly states.
You are welcome, John. Thank you for praying for our Nation and reminding us where the real power lies.