Tuesday, June 2, 2015


The U.S. Supreme Court, led by a Chief Justice who is assertively Roman Catholic, is populated by religious judges. Clarence Thomas is Roman Catholic, as are Justices Scalia. Alito, Sotomayor and Kennedy. Justices Ginsberg, Breyer and Kagan are Jewish. There are no vocally non-religious justices on the Supreme Court of a nation based on a Constitution which intentionally separates church and state.
So what does this yield? The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld (June 2014) religious exemption for birth control coverage of women by employers who are pro-life. Now, one year later, employers who do not want to make accommodation of religious dress or customs are ruled against by an 8-to-1 majority, even though in the case reviewed the plaintiff, a job applicant, did not request a religious accommodation to wear a head scarf if hired by Abercrombie & Fitch. In other words, in-your-face religiosity, even religiosity which is symbolic of the oppression of women by Islam, is now protected by the U.S. Supreme Court and thereby the U.S. Government.
Is there any question how deep the tentacles of the Roman Catholic Church and the Saudi Arabian aristocracy reach into our government? Is there any question how corrupted our government has become by fundamentalism and oil money? The same Libertarians and Independents who cry foul about any variation from their fundamentalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution are fine with these two decisions. Why? Because Libertarians and Independents, like all other politicians (and Supreme Court Justices) in America are all about the money and not at all about Constitutional principles.

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