Friday, February 17, 2012

Presidential Over-reach

Charles Krauthammer makes a very interesting point regarding President Obama's "compromise" on birth control and the Catholic Church.
The President of the United States has just ordered private companies to give away for free a service that his own health and human services secretary has repeatedly called a major financial burden.

On what authority? Where does it say that the President can unilaterally order a private company to provide an allegedly free-standing service at no cost to certain select beneficiaries?
Very interesting observation on the pivot from an attack on the free exercise of religion to an attack on free enterprise. If you own or run a business - the President has basically just said that he can make you give away one or more of your services or goods for free and (according to his administration) there is nothing you can do about it.