To the editor:
In the past few weeks, some of the Obama worshippers in our community have tried to use the ridiculous example of pagan human sacrifice as a justification for his administration's assault on the First Amendment and the Judeo-Christian community. Historical accuracy must acknowledge that these practices were ended by Jewish and Christian missionaries years before any government acted upon them.
In fact, the Obama mandate does not restrict pagan practices, but encourages, nay, demands that all must participate in this inherent evil. They cannot understand that those who believe in the divine command "Thou shalt not murder" will not be forced to benumb their consciences because a group of megalomaniacs command they do so.
In violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment, this administration is attempting to establish the religion of Nietzsche and Hegel, nihilism, human worth and dignity dependent on those in power.
The predicted penalties are said to be massive fines and jail terms for those who will not comply. Perhaps this is what's behind Obama's obstinacy - the belief that the budget can be balanced on the fines of those who believe in a greater power than that wielded from the Oval Office.
This mandate could also be a boon to the unemployed, who could be used to construct new prisons for priests, rabbis, ministers and faithful laity who refuse this unconstitutional decree.
Obama has granted an estimated 1,700 waivers from this mandate to his left-wing union and corporate benefactors, violating the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. Some are exempt, others, especially religious, are not.
His majesty now has the power to arrest and incarcerate those suspected of terrorism without Fifth Amendment protections. Since he has ordered a threat assessment of a rosary group (University of Wisconsin, Feb. 8, 2010), will all who oppose be labeled as terrorists?
Considering this assault came in an election year, imagine what lies in wait if Obama no longer has to worry about re-election. The gentleman's uncompromising "compromise" can be worth no more than the executive order promising no tax money would be used to promote abortions.