Redefining the First Amendment is a core aim of Barack Obama's plan to "fundamentally transform the United States." He is steadily changing the First Amendment's words, "free exercise" of religion, to the much more restricted notion of freedom of worship.
That means he will still accord us our right to go inside our churches, lock the doors and worship as we please. But with the help of atheist organizations and supremacist judges, Obama is steadily chipping away at our constitutional right of "free exercise" in public places, public events and public schools.
Obama wants to force employers to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to employees not only of churches but also to employees of religious institutions, such as schools, colleges and hospitals, and even to force this mandate on Christian employers who find it contrary to their religious belief. Dozens of lawsuits are now climbing through the judiciary to challenge this mandate.
Obama not only has the help of the ACLU and similar organizations to pursue anti-religion litigation, but he is determined to appoint many like-minded judges to the federal courts. He recently nominated a scary feminist named Nina Pillard to the important D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Her extremist views include the wild allegation that abortion is necessary to help "free women from historically routine conscription into maternity." She says that those who oppose Obamacare's contraception-abortion mandate are really reinforcing "broader patterns of discrimination against women as a class of presumptive breeders."
Obama would surely like to get supremacist judges to carry out his goals to rewrite the meaning of the First Amendment. We hope there are enough Republicans in the Senate to expose Pillard's paper trail of extremist feminist writings.
Unfortunately, there are already too many judges who consider themselves "supremacists" with the power to resolve questions that should be resolved by the American people, either directly by ballot or through our elected representatives. The Supreme Court's marriage decision in June proves that supremacy is really how the justices look upon their own vast power to rule us.
The Supreme Court didn't make same-sex marriage a constitutional right as the liberal media had hoped. But the court did give the homosexuals what many believe is their number-one goal: the hammer to silence their critics.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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