Sunday, February 12, 2012

First Amendment Rights

The war on religious exercise and freedom escalated on Friday and although the issue involves the First Amendment, in the fine print it also involves the degree to which our federal government can dictate to its citizens the nature of the medical care they can receive or have to pay for. I am not Catholic and my ex-wife was and we in violation of Church doctrine we used contraceptives during our marriage. She was very devout and I am sure that in her confessions she probably asked for forgiveness. But to require a Church or a Church based organization to fund procedures which clearly violate the tenets of their faith is outrageous. There are 77 million Catholics in the U.S. This President is above his pay grade, inept, and one of the greatest divders we have ever seen. Hopefully those of faith will rise up as one and terminate his disasterous presicdency!

A Bitter Pill

I am not Catholic and believe the Church's policy on birth control is insane
Condemns millions into poverty and potential futures down the drain
But in the First Amendment I am the strongest supporter you will find
This latest ado on contraception shows Obama is literally out of his mind
Religion may ebb and flow
In times of chaos or war quickly grow
But to order the Church to ignore the rulings of its Pope
Is a government sliding down the tyrannical slope
I hope in services today across this country all churches rose as one
To insure that this election by the attackers of faith will not be won
© 2/12/2012 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskan Poet

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