Continuing from Part 1
Freedom of Religion
If readers, especially interested Catholics, had read the article "The Audacity of Power: President Obama Vs. The Catholic Church" part 1, you will understand that the author is articulating President Barack Obama is ignoring the US First Amendment to the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (emphasis added) for political capital.
It revolves around Health and Human Services rulings of the Obama administration that would be effectively bar the Catholic church in the US to practise, what the Church has long held sinful — abortion via the morning after pill, sterilization and contraceptives and when religious beliefs conflict with government decrees, religion must yield.
Obama, to energize his political base, positioned his Administration as the defender of “women’s health” for the Presidential campaign by government decrees granted to women which ran counter unalienable right to act in accordance with religious beliefs and conscience, overturn the First Amendment, and tramples the nation’s founding principles as announced in the Declaration of Independence.
Recall that important info on Obama winning by a slim margin? Juxtapose to the above, Obama would probably not have been re-elected had it not been for the women votes.
Read "By the numbers: Women voters", The Five Reasons Why Romney Lost", "Minorities, Youth, and Women to Obama: You Owe Us" and the "Vatican reminds Obama of differences on healthcare, abortion".
Hence, there is NO true or absolute Freedom of Religion, even in the greatest democracy in the world, when political interest supercedes religious interest.
(Next and final part - Nurul Izzah's Blunder)