If someone had told me in 2009 that President Obama would get close to ten million fewer votes in 2012, I'd have both laughed out loud and simultaneously thought to myself, "we'll take that."
Of course now, I can't explain why I would've been so happy.
Nonetheless the President's underwhelming yet historic win, by a quite slim margin of victory, has caused the word "mandate" to cross the lips of left-leaning opinion makers once again showing the true delusion of those who back team Obama.
One of the specific areas that such a "mandate" is demanding adherence to across the nation is found in the discussion of an actual legal mandate listed in the Obama-care legislation.
The requirement of the Health & Human Services mandate to force employers to provide insurance coverage for birth control and abortions--without question--violates the conscience and deeply held beliefs of committed Christians and pro-life voters. The administration, assuming they have a "mandate," believe now is the time to enforce THE mandate.
Never mind that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops felt so assaulted by the requirement that they hauled the Obama administration into court. Never mind that dozens of additional faith-based institutions have joined the cause. Never mind that President Obama's most loyal base--African American church goers--violently disagree with the plank, the administration presses ahead.
There is little violence that compares to the violence of forcing an individual to take actions against his own soul.
Yet the reality of this violence, this torture, this pain--is something that the administration seems immune to understanding.
To be clear, forcing a person who has honest pro-life convictions to supply the means, money, or mechanism to have a child aborted is the equivalent of forcing a Jewish prisoner of war in World War II to place the the bodies of fellow Jews into the incinerators at Auschwitz.
There is no difference.
This striking, hardened, indifference by the President and his staff tells us a great deal about the character, temperament, and values of our newly re-elected first-servant.
Since the courts will now not overturn the Obama-care legislation, since the elected class sneers at the idea of doing away with the mandate, and since there are no other paths to legal change for this matter it becomes clear the only path left is defiance.
The government has no more right to force a person of deep religious conviction to provide the means of death to innocent children, than do they to come into one's bedroom and rape one's wife. The difference being that rape is a lesser crime than extermination.