July 24, 2014
By John Oliver Tyler
Two recent legal developments significantly impact Constitutional liberties. The first is the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. The second is John Boehner's decision to sue Obama. Like Ulysses' Trojan horse, both developments appear to be victories for liberty. Beneath their surface, however, both developments carry significant threats to liberty, particularly religious liberty.
The Hobby Lobby decision was a 5-4 decision in a case that should have been 9-0. Obama is only one appointment away from a majority of justices who literally believe that national abortion insurance deserves greater Constitutional protection than freedom of religion. Boehner's lawsuit, if it succeeds, will overturn the political question doctrine. The result will be the enthronement of the United States Supreme Court as the final arbiter of every political issue in the United States.