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July 11, 2014 - 6:07 am

Progressive Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) admitted Thursday that he doesn’t even know what Hobby Lobby sells. He tacitly admits that he doesn’t care that it is a family-owned business.

Nevertheless, in announcing that the Democrats will pursue legislation to overthrow the Supreme Court’s decision of last week, Schumer explicitly ordered Americans to choose between our livelihoods and our religious beliefs.

“Think of the difference,” Schumer says. “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion, and the government gives you a wide penumbra. You don’t have to form a corporation.”

Our rights, according to America’s founding documents, don’t come from government, are inalienable, and come from God.

“We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby,” he continued, “to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion. But we don’t say that they have to open up a company. And go sell toys, or hobby kits. We don’t have any of them in New York, so I don’t know exactly what they sell.”

His audience chuckled at that.

“But the court took the protection (for individuals, per Schumer’s reckoning) and misapplied it.”

Schumer gets the Obamacare abortifacient mandate wrong, intentionally. It does tell people who object to abortifacients to disobey their religion. It tells the Little Sisters of the Poor to disobey their religion. It tells Catholic business owners to disobey their religion.

In Schumer’s way of thinking, the solution for religious people is obvious: If you don’t want to disobey your religion, refrain from starting a business in America. At all. Ever.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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What Schumer is asking us Christians is to either show loyalty to the State or to Christ. I don't believe our Founders would have asked us to acknowledge that the State is greater than Our God like Schumer just demanded.

If Schumer is foolish enough to push that argument, Schumer is even stupider than I already thought.
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You can't spell "Schumer" without "scum".
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This scrofulous, entirely principle-free creature, who'd like nothing better than to see all Americans completely disarmed, all personal and corporate income paid to Washington, and every Christian church in the country razed to the ground, is actually considered part of the Democrats' "leadership." That should tell anyone capable of fogging a mirror just how low that party has sunk.
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Schumer seems confused about who won the decision.
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The government "gives" me nothing. Government is derived from the consent of the governed. If we could only deport our Fascist Democrats.
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Okay, Senator Schumer...whatever you say, pal.

One hopes that in a GOP led Senate, all legislation will brought to the floor for a vote on Shabbot.

You lead us then, Senator, choose between being a Jew and being a Senator.

No-one told you that you had to run for office, either y'know...
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he is a Jew by birth only
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What we're seeing is the specter of tyranny over the people. Schumer and his minions are using their positions to dictate their evil agenda over us. Where will it end, with us all in chains? The people of New York repeatedly elect scum like Schumer into office. Time and time again we see people all across America elect the very people who want to enslave them. It's both pathetic and idiotic. How can we ever reclaim this Republic for all the good it was intended for if we have idiots like those who elect these morons walking among us?
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I'm 57. I've watched while our con

Is it me or is thetypng function onthi page screwed u wht .WTF is wrong with thi web age? You'reseein what happens as I type. It ToOkme Twenty minutes to sign in I have to POUND the F-ing keys!!!!
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This is completely insane. That term, "separation of Church and state" the courts and liberals are so fond of using, does not reside in any of our government created documents. It only appeared in a personal letter to the Danbury Baptist association from Thomas Jefferson. He called it a "wall of separation between Church & State". He was simply assuring them that the government was not going to establish a state religion. Thereby telling citizens what they could or could not believe (conscience). He did say "that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions". Now to reasonable people, that means the Churches actions could not reach beyond civil laws, Murder-(human sacrifice) or other such crimes against humanity. Mr Jefferson, nor any of the founding Fathers could have foreseen such abominations as Roe v Wade, Obamacare, gun control and other crazy infringements on the liberty they saw as God given rights. That being said, the proponents of "change" would take that letter and see it as license for forcing people to comply with corrupt laws. Jefferson and his peers would call these people morons. And they would be right.
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"does not reside in any of our government created documents"

This is not a forum where you can get away with lying about any of our founding documents. The separation is found right in the 1st amendment, where the feds are prohibited from paying for any particular religious exercise, and in the 14th, so are the states and more local jurisdictions.
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Your concept of feds and religion didn't surface until the Progressive era. The founders believed they had created a form of government totally unsuitable for those without religion...based on rights that could not be taken away because they come from God. They had no trouble paying for Bibles, praying in Congress, using the capitol for services, and using the Bible for the textbook in school. The amendment was not placed their to keep atheists from being offended on their way to hell....or for forcing us to join them on their journey.
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You show your ignorance of what our Constitution states. You have drank the Kool-Aid, It may still be possible for treatment, but you must want it. Just like any addict, yours being well....
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If you actually read through his post instead of cherrypicking his comment, he said that the term "separation of Church and State" doesn't actually appear in any legal documents. The First Amendment mentioned Freedom of Religion, which meant there wouldn't be a state-instituted religion (eg, the Church of England). It did not say that we'd have atheism as the automatic belief system of the land (which, BTW, is exactly what happened in France with its revolution). As far as the 14th Amendment, again, same thing as the first, just applied even further thanks to the Civil War.
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Schumer is another reason why we should repeal the 17th amendment. Charlatans like Schumer are very adept at fooling enough people to win the popular vote, especially if they are supported with big mountains of money such as Harvard University Corporation and Columbia University Corporation. It is much more difficult, if not impossible, for charlatan Chuck to fool a state legislature.
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Yes, and it also makes us no different than the USSR or, heck, the Jacobins from the French Revolution. That amendment was also the result of Woodrow Wilson's policies, as he loved the French Revolution. Democracy is an evil very much comparable to Communism and National Socialism, heck, even Fascism and Anarchy. In fact, one could say that it, at least the type made by Rousseau and Voltaire, is in fact the progenitor of all those evils. There was a reason why Ben Franklin compared Democracy to a den of Wolves debating with a Lamb as to what to have for dinner, and it was because of the results of the French Revolution.
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The ignorance of so many of the people in our government is overwhelming. Just four out of twenty contraceptives were removed. The ones that create abortion. All the rest stand. I really wish Schumer's mother had used abortion.
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Too many people - even supposedly well-educated people - have no clue about what religion is and what it means to exercise religion. Chuck Schumer is as clueless as they come. For one who holds a religion, its precepts must govern EVERY aspect of their lives, and government has NO authority to interfere unless there is actual harm threatened to others and no alternative.
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Schumer says. “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion, and the government gives you a wide penumbra. You don’t have to form a corporation.”

So. I don't want to form a corporation.
I just want to build a little business with maybe three or four employees.
It just so happens that the young woman who works behind the counter likes to screw around Saturday nights.
Do I have to pay for her entertainment?
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Makes it seem like it's more expensive and risky to hire women, and they deserve lower pay -- or to not be hired at all.
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