Hubris and Nemesis


As time goes by, there will be more fallout from the Administration’s decision to issue a regulation requiring coverage for contraception under Obamacare. (And that was done by regulation. It’s not part of the Affordable Care Act.) That overreach in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was famously smacked down by the Supreme Court this week.

It looks like the next big religious freedom brouhaha will be over LGBT employment “rights” created by executive fiat. The Atlantic reports:

Last week, the administration announced it would issue an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a reform long sought by gay-rights groups. Such an order would essentially impose on contractors the provisions of the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which passed the Senate but hasn’t been taken up by the House.

But the text of the order has not yet been released, so it is not known whether it will include a religious exemption.

Not many people practice the idolatrous religion of the ancient Greeks, but after multiple losses in the Supreme Court, it’s almost as if Nemesis is spending a lot of time at the White House.

Quote of the Day


Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools—guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus—THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!

—Richard Feynman