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 Post subject: Health Care vs. Establishment clause
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:08 am 
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How about that new Health Care bill? Did you see the part where it encourages Republicans and Tea-Baggers to become Christian Scientists?

No, seriously. There's a clause in there about how the government can tax a person who does not have at least a Basic health care plan (I didn't read what that was) in the amount of " the national average cost of a Basic plan" but there's an escape clause: You can get an exemption on religious grounds!

So, my theory is: either there will be a surge in Christian Science membership, or there will spring up a rash of new "churches" whose primary tenet is that Insurance is Diabolical, so of course their members won't have any.

I have to wonder whether this is unconstitutional because it goes against the First Amendment, which says that:
Our Founding Fathers wrote:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof


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 Post subject: Re: Health Care vs. Establishment clause
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:37 pm 
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firefly wrote:
How about that new Health Care bill? Did you see the part where it encourages Republicans and Tea-Baggers to become Christian Scientists?

No, seriously. There's a clause in there about how the government can tax a person who does not have at least a Basic health care plan (I didn't read what that was) in the amount of " the national average cost of a Basic plan" but there's an escape clause: You can get an exemption on religious grounds!

So, my theory is: either there will be a surge in Christian Science membership, or there will spring up a rash of new "churches" whose primary tenet is that Insurance is Diabolical, so of course their members won't have any.

I have to wonder whether this is unconstitutional because it goes against the First Amendment, which says that:
Our Founding Fathers wrote:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof


This might be useful in explaining who might be exempt: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=137221


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