Friday, January 31, 2014

Noonan: Washington, Obama Hopelessly Out Of Touch

In the current Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan points out that Washington in general (and the Obama  administration in particular) seem to be so out of touch with the nation as a whole that what's happening in Washington is hardly recognizable to the average American.
And meanwhile, she notes back in America people are suffering the effects of Obama's reckless, radical, undemocratic and arguably unlawful policies.
Here's an excerpt from her column:
Meanwhile, back in America, the Little Sisters of the Poor were preparing their legal briefs. The Roman Catholic order of nuns first came to America in 1868 and were welcomed in every city they entered. They now run about 30 homes for the needy across the country. They have, quite cruelly, been told they must comply with the ObamaCare mandate that all insurance coverage include contraceptives, sterilization procedures, morning-after pills. If they don't—and of course they can't, being Catholic, and nuns—they will face ruinous fines. The Supreme Court kindly granted them a temporary stay, but their case soon goes to court. The Justice Department brief, which reads like it was written by someone who just saw "Philomena," suggests the nuns are being ignorant and balky, all they have to do is sign a little, meaningless form and the problem will go away. The sisters don't see the form as meaningless; they know it's not. And so they fight, in a suit along with almost 500 Catholic nonprofit groups.
Click here to read the whole column.

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