Supreme Court Round Up Part Two: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc

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Supreme Court Round Up Part Two: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc

“The philosophy of natural law holds that human beings possess certain natural rights from the moment of birth, bestowed upon us by our Creator as part of nature’s design, and that these rights do not exist by any grant of positive law. Rights of conscience, such as freedom to choose our religious beliefs and the right to keep our internal thoughts private, are natural rights and as such belong to human beings and not to artificial entities. The case of Braswell v. United States, refusing to apply the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination to corporations, is in accord with this view. It diminishes the dignity of human beings to place for profit corporations on the same level as humans when it comes to natural rights. If Congress wants to grant these same rights to artificial entities via statute we should demand a more clear statement to that effect.”

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November 1, 2019