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Is it “Freedom of religion” or “Freedom from religion”?

A San Diego war memorial cross built in 1954 to honor US service men and women is under order from a federal judge to be torn down within 90 days for being on public property according to the LA Times.

The Second Amendment states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

A non-Christian war veterans group and the ACLU have argued that having the cross on public property is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

Opponents argue that this is a purge of religious freedom and freedom of religious expression.
The Supreme Court has not yet accepted this case.

How Congress screws the American taxpayer

Does Congress have it’s hand in Big Pharmacy’s wallet?  Read on. . .

When Congress passed Obamacare they blocked Medicare from obtaining lower cost drugs. . .

. . .a powerful bipartisan group of senators inserted a provision into the bill that blocked Medicare, for two years, from getting a better price on an expensive drug used by kidney dialysis patients. This was in addition to a previous two-year extension obtained by Amgen, the drug’s manufacturer. The move saddled Medicare with roughly $500 million in added costs over the next two years and generated a windfall for Amgen.

This is but one example of how Congress publicly criticizes growth of Medicare costs while privately restraining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, from getting a better deal for Medicare patients and U.S. taxpayers.

Here’s another. Genentech, another big pharmaceutical company, makes an anti-cancer drug called Avastin. It also makes Lucentis. . .  (read the full story from the Los Angeles Times)

Can you hear me now, Susan Delbene, Rick Larsen, Jaime Herrera Butler, Doc Hastings, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Derek Kilmer, Jim McDermott, Dave Reichert, Adam Smith, Dick Heck ?


The Hubris of Congress Demonstrated

This is an unbelievable demonstration of the hubris of Congress as a congressman confronts a Park Ranger about the park being closed.
A citizen speaks out in defense of the Park Ranger.
The congressman is completely out of touch with reality: