Monday, February 13, 2012
OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE! --SIR WALTER SCOTT
Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! While this is attributed to Sir Walter Scott, but my cynicism and distrust of President Barack Obama lead me to think it applies to the president as he contrived and executed the firestorm he knew would occur by making it look like he would force the Catholic Church to pay for "preventative" health care for artificial birth control and then offer a deceptive "accommodation" that would shift the payment of these to Insurance companies. Then the president looks like he is flexible and gets all the praise, especially from the Catholic Hospital Association and Planned Parenthood.
But who is going to pay for the artificial birth control? The Church will still be doing that although the deception is that the insurance companies are.
Of course the Catholic Church is often using "self-insured" methods and while the Church doesn't provide artificial birth control, she does provide care for pregnancy and the child born to a woman no matter what the condition of that child. This is more expensive to the Church!
Keep this in mind, the insurance companies are in bed with the president on this one and won't squawk in the least about the deception they are paying for "preventative" health care. And here is the sinister reason why:
1. It will be cheaper for them to pay for birth control than it will be for them to pay for pregnancy care and birth, with the possibility of long term care for children born premature or with health issues!
2. The insurance companies have much more to gain and far more money to make if they simply provide birth control, sterilization and abortion services for free rather than paying for the "disease" of a child and her needs in womb and out of womb!
But the fundamental freedom of faith based groups to carry out their mission unimpeded by direct intervention of the government is what is in question.
This is not a Catholic issue it is an American issue! It is about the First Amendment!
I want to throw up!
And Cardinal Wuerl just asked a Fox News Reporter how the press would feel if President Barack Obama mandated and forced Fox News, NBC, CNN and the others to cover certain stories in direct opposition of the "freedom of the Press."
We all know the answer to that!