Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who launched a strange, unsuccessful primary bid to unseat Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) this year, warned this week that the Hobby Lobby ruling shows that “liberals seek to drag us back to Stone Age tribalism.”
“Today is a great victory for religious freedom in America, which has been severely under attack by the anti-freedom Left and its special interest groups,” Stockman said in a Monday statement. “It is ironic for the Left to scream no interference in a woman’s decision to obtain contraceptives, but then to argue the government should interfere in that decision to fulfill a supposed ‘inherent’ right to contraceptives.”
Stockman then argued that the health care law’s contraception mandate goes against what it means to live in a civilization.
“Civilization is a society in which the rights of the individual trump the whims of the majority. This ruling is a reminder liberals seek to drag us back to Stone Age tribalism in which one can be subjugated to the tribe as a whole,” he said. “The belief people can be forced to buy you something that violates their beliefs is the height of arrogance, greed, selfishness and brute force. The Court rejected that tribal belief and upheld the ideas upon which this nation was founded. You are an individual and no one owns your mind or conscience.”
[H/t Raw Story]