Legal victory against Obamacare ‘mandate’

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Folks this will continue until the “mandate” is declared unconstitutional, because it is, as it Obamacare in it’s entirety.

A federal appeals court has agreed with three U.S. district judges and blocked the enforcement of the Obamacare “mandate” that would have forced a Missouri company to pay for health insurance including abortifacients in violation of the religious beliefs of the owners.

The order from a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the first from the appellate level among the dozens of cases challenging the Obamacare mandate.

According to officials with the American Center for Law and Justice, the order puts on hold the White House-promoted requirement in the case involving Frank R. O’Brien and O’Brien Industrial Holdings, a St. Louis, Mo., company that runs a number of businesses that explore, mine and process refractory and ceramic raw materials.

“By granting our motion, the appeals court blocks the implementation of the HHS mandate and clears the way for our lawsuit to continue – a significant victory for our client,” said Francis Manion, senior counsel of the ACLJ. “The order sends a message that the religious beliefs of employers must be respected by the government. We have argued from the beginning that employers like Frank O’Brien must be able to operate their business in a manner consistent with their moral values, not the values of the government. We look forward to this case moving forward and securing the constitutional rights of our client.”

In October, a federal district court judge granted Obama’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The ACLJ immediately filed an appeal, and the higher court today granted the motion for an injunction.

The lawsuit was launched in March 2012 and marked the first legal challenge to the HHS mandate from a private business owner and his company, the ACLJ said.

O’Brien, a Catholic, told the ACLJ his religious beliefs provide the framework for the operation of his businesses, which employ 87 people. The company website states the mission “is to make our labor a pleasing offering to the Lord while enriching our families and society.”

Meanwhile, district judges in Colorado, Michigan and Chicago have issued similar rulings to protect companies in those locations while they fight what they describe as a blatant violation of the owners’ religious rights.

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Illinois Senate Defeats Governor’s Sneaky Attempt to Ban Assault Weapons

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Folks this isn’t going to stop…..but if the 2nd amendment is allowed to be taken away from us, then it’s all over and the tyranny will begin.

In Obama’s home state, Illinois, governor Pat Quinn attempted to circumvent the legislature and impose an assault weapons ban on Wednesday. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, a Republican from Okawville, led an override that defeated the governor.

photoIllinois Democrat governor Pat Quinn.

“Today is a good day for the Second Amendment in Illinois. We have scored a victory against

short-sighted Chicago anti-gun policies,” Luechtefeld said, the Illinois Review reported on Wednesday. “The Governor overstepped his reach when he decided to rewrite this Senate bill and impose an assault weapons ban without the measure first being heard by the legislature.”

Quinn had attempted to change Senate Bill 681. The legislation allows FOID card holders to mail-order ammunition purchases from in-state licensed firearm dealers. Quinn had tried to include language that would have banned so-called assault weapons and certain ammunition magazines.

Quinn’s underhanded effort follows federal court rulings defeating Second Amendment advocates in New York and San Francisco who worked to rollback restrictive laws on firearms owners.

On Tuesday, we reported on Second Amendment activist John Snyder’s confidential sources revealing that the Obama administration may attempt to skirt Congress and outlaw semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices through bureaucratic reclassification.

Following Obama’s victory over Republican Mitt Romney, Democrats have brainstormed efforts to impose a new raft of restrictions on the Second Amendment.

Prior to the election, it was rumored that notorious gun-grabber Dianne Feinstein instructed her legal staff to meet with the legal staff over at the BATF to discuss possible legislation outlawing semiautomatic firearms.

According to Art Moore at WND.com, congressional Republicans are gearing up for a fight centered around the Second Amendment.

Larry Pratt, executive director of the firearms lobbying group Gun Owners of America, told WND that Republicans have the power to rollback any executive orders by Obama to restrict guns by blocking funding.

“We lost the presidential election, but “IF” the Congress, in fact, has its own mind, then we can do some things with that,” Pratt told WND.com.

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