Rand Paul on What Obama Should Explain to Pope Francis

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Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  As long time readers of this blog know, I have never been a fan, to put it mildly, of Ron Paul.  His son, Rand, is a different matter.  He has keen political instincts and a feel for the jugular of his adversaries, as he demonstrated today:

“He ought to explain to the Pope why he is telling businesses in America they can’t remain true to their faith and stay in business,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.” …

“The ‘Hobby Lobby’ case is being discussed today, and I think it’s important that he tell the leader of the Catholic Church why he thinks that businesses owned by Catholics can’t make their own decisions with regard to health care,” Paul said.

The outspoken senator said he agreed with the Vatican chief justice, who reportedly in a recent interview said Obama’s policies are “hostile” to Christians.

“And I think is something that really should be discussed in our country,” Paul said. “Most of us, whether you’re Republican or Democrat, believe … in free exercise of your religion. But if they’re telling you that your tax dollars have to go to something you find morally reprehensible, I think that’s not free exercise of religion.”

If Paul decides to run for President in 2016 he will be a formidable candidate.

5 Responses to Rand Paul on What Obama Should Explain to Pope Francis

  • Rand is in agreement with Vatican chief justice that Obama’s administration is “hostile to Christians.”

    I wish the majority of Catholics believed it true, that the HHS mandate is a sucker punch to Christians with a conscience.

    Please keep the Green family ( Hobby Lobby ) and the Hahn family in your prayers today. Hahn’s are the owners of Conestoga Wood. Eric Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League has been outside the Supreme Court with a rally group..Stand Up for Religious Freedom. He told us that Planned….excuse me..Murder inc. is also present with their cohort supporting the HHS mandate.
    Your prayers are appreciated.

    As for Rand Paul. I like him. Hope he considers running in 2016.

  • The notion that no one should be forced to have their “tax dollars … go to something … morally reprehensible” is obviously not workable. Every American taxapayer can identify something that the government funds that they find morally reprehensible. What makes Hobby Lobby a more compelling case is (i) it does not involve a governmental decision on how to use its own dollars received by taxation (i.e., tax dollars) but instead a governmental decision as to how you must use your own dollars and (ii) Hobby Lobby’s complaint is not just that such use is morally reprehensible but that the act required is actually sinful and therefore incompatible with its freedom to exercise its religious beliefs.

  • Taxation without representation is inflicted on constituents when government does not represent people the way “their Creator” created them. The HHS Mandate is especially egregious because the mandate overrules the person’s conscience.
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    “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”—-Thomas Jefferson.
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    Every government that has failed to observe the reality of the human being made in the image and likeness of our Supreme Sovereign Being has simply failed. Why is that? Well, it happens to be that good will is engendered by God as Divine Providence to promote and protect the human race, homo sapiens. Without good will society is not.

  • I think it’s important that US Catholic bishops tell the laity of the Catholic Church why they went ga-ga over Obamacare and swallowed its empty promises. I want to know why our bishops are such easy marks for the Free Government Health Care con every time it is played. I want to know where in Scripture Jesus said “render the poor unto Caesar.” I want to know why our bishops and priests have not publicly abjured the Abortion Party and all its works.

    The Gates of Hell have not prevailed against the Church but they sure have left it wounded lately.

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