Those who think socialized medicine is just an “all good” program that keeps you healthy while somebody else pays your medical bills ought to think again. Socialized medicine takes whatever you have, whatever it can get from you. If you have financial means, it will take your money and your rights. If you have no money, socialized medicine will take your rights – even your religious rights.
Recently, a German court, no doubt encouraged by the European system of socialized medicine, ruled that circumcision, even for (especially for?) religious reasons amounts to a bodily assault. In doing so, the Cologne regional court, a creation of man supported by a secular system hostile to religion, cast aside five thousand years of Jewish tradition and practice.
The system that spawned that type of thinking is now here in America. It is found in the 2000 page monstrosity called Obamacare. Using Obamacare as their weapon, Barack Obama and his socialist thugs in Washington are, this very day, preparing to trample on America’s tradition of religious rights. They are gearing up to force Christians, especially Catholics, to pay for abortions for their workers. Regardless of what the calendar says, in terms of religious freedom, we are entering into Nazi Germany of the 1930s.
So far, America’s secular Jews have not seen fit to join in this fight. “When they came for them, I didn’t fight because I wasn’t one of them…. and finally, when they came for me, there was no one left to fight for me” comes to mind.
The German court’s explanation that“The religious freedom of the parents and their right to educate their child would not be unacceptably compromised, if they were obliged to wait until the child could himself decide to be circumcised,” is the kind of cynical secular attack on religion we can expect from Barack Obama in the months to come.
While the court equivocated as to the guilt or innocence of the doctor who performed the operation on the boy, who happens to be Muslim, it made itself very clear about its opposition to parents’ rights to decide what is best for their children.
“The body of the child is irreparably and permanently changed by a circumcision. This change contravenes the interests of the child to decide later on his religious beliefs,” it said. In other words, “This gives the religious world an edge on the secular world, and we don’t like that.”
Trampling on religious freedoms based on a secular government’s disapproval of a religious practice is exactly where Obamacare will bring us. Any religion he doesn’t approve of will be fair game.
When Catholics are forced to pay for abortions, can the day Jews will not be allowed to circumcise their baby boys be far behind? This is a real and present danger. Vote conservative.
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