Hobby Lobby is continuing its case as the owners seek to pursue their religious beliefs free from the mandates of the federal government. I wish them well.
The larger question is at stake…what should businesses do? Should they buckle under or should they pay fines?
If business owners do something contrary to their religious beliefs, or if they are fined, either way, they are not being allowed the freedom to follow their religious conscience.
The question is…what to do? Perhaps they should go out of business.
People disagree whether to call what is happening socialism or communism, but the effects are evident to those who have to deal with it on a regular basis. Those of us in the workplace battle forces similar to those operating in Washington, D.C., and can recognize what is happening. Those who sit on the sidelines may not see it as readily.
The fact is, there is a group that wants to live off of the fruit of capitalist ventures. Capitalist ventures produce goods and services, and profits, and then a corrupt government, which produces nothing, comes in and steals the fruits of the capitalist labors through taxation, and fines, and mandates; wastes the money on unnecessary expenditures; and makes sure that those in government circles, and their friends, are well paid off of the fruits of the hard work and inventiveness of others.
Maybe those capitalists who work so hard to produce should just stop producing. It will become evident what really drives the engine of the economy when all the producers and inventors and capitalists close shop and leave the needy and greedy as the only ones left. There won’t be any more capitalist fruit to pick.
If the needy/greedy group is smart, which I don’t think they particularly are, they won’t want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. If they do, there will be no more golden eggs.
So maybe all these businesses which are being threatened might consider that it is time to close up shop and let the other side win…or do they lose when there is no one to feed their bad habits of slothfulness, neediness, greed, and ineptitude? I think it is a case of ”if you save your life, you lose it, and if you lose your life for my sake, you find it”. (Jesus) The so- called losers may end up being the winners and the so-called winners may end up being the losers.
Just a thought.
The way these things go down is this. First those who want power and and money promise the weak and incapable money and gifts at the expense of rich capitalists…rich, evil capitalists (of course those preaching against the “rich, evil capitalists” are putting plenty in their own pockets and the pockets of their friends, but they don’t talk about that). Then the system of corruption sucks the capitalists dry. Then there is no more money for the weak and incapable, but those at the top don’t care, they’ve sucked the cream off the system for themselves and their own pockets. Then comes repression and rationing and death, because of course, the explanation is…we can’t keep everyone alive and have to get rid of the weakest “for the greater good”.
Those who were initially the weak and initially and who initially got “the goodies” now become the new group called upon to sacrifice “in the name of fairness” or “the greater good”.
And so those who thought they were the privileged ones, must now step aside for the newest group that is considered privileged. The rewards and benefits that they thought were going to be ongoing and permanent now go to a new group. They find out that they have been had and were just pawns in a game where those at the top tricked them and deceived them and then threw them away as no longer necessary. And thus it continues.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemöller