Air Date: May 13, 2013
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Mat Staver
Mat Staver is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family.
Concerning Obamacare, how do you feel about being forced to pay for abortion? How do you feel about the employer mandate? How do you feel about the abortion mandate that even applies to religious employers? These are just some of the questions that are simmering as we continue to see the roll out of this new health care plan.
Back in November the Supreme Court ordered the court of appeals to once again hear Mat’s case. This Thursday Mat Staver will be arguing before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond in a case that he feels involves one of the most important oral arguments of his career.
The Supreme Court only upheld the individual mandate as it relates to it being supported by the taxing and spending clause. According to Mat, if the individual mandate is a tax, then he feels it violates other constitutional principles because it it originated in the Senate and not the House (Taxing bills must originate in the House). In other words, there’s much more to be considered such as the employer mandate that seeks to force employers to provide contraception, sterilization and abortion inducing drugs and I.U.D.’s. In addition to the fact that the employer mandate violates the free exercise of religion, no decision has been rendered as to whether it’s supported by the commerce clause or the taxing and spending clause.
Since Obamacare is set to be fully implemented in 2014, this Thursday Mat will be asking for an injunction to block it’s implementation.