Your right to swing your fist in religious practice
ends when your fist reaches my nose, or uterus.
clip This particular conversation is indicative of a broader unwillingness on the left—inspired in part by Obama’s efforts toward a declawed, pan-American progressivism—to acknowledge publicly that there are true value differences across the same aisle that the President so loves to straddle. In a gut-check reflex, we all agree that religious freedom is constitutionally guaranteed. But we don’t actually agree on what that means. While unwilling to say clearly that there are basic rights—such as access to healthcare—that override religious beliefs by definition, the left will continue to sound, as the right so often does, as if it’s playing dumb.