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Massachusetts Senator sees Obama mandate as unconstitutional, unAmerican

Catholic World News - February 17, 2012

In the Boston Herald Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown explains why he opposes the Obama mandate, even in its “compromise” form:

Basically the government is saying, “Just do what you’re told, and leave the moral questions to us.” This runs against religious liberty, the Constitution, the consciences of millions of Americans and the independent spirit of Massachusetts. We don’t take well to imperious commands from Washington, and if we meekly submit to this mandate, you can be sure that a lot more will follow.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Feb. 17, 2012 11:35 PM ET USA

    Most of the attention by the mass media to the DHHS mandate on employer health care coverage has been on the Catholic Church. This is understandable since the Church and its network of hospitals, schools, shelters, etc. is the single largest private provider of humanitarian care and aid in the world. It is encouraging to see that Senator Brown, a non-Catholic, supports the principle of religious sovereignty vis a vis state interference in the lives of people and their Churches.

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