BigNews.Biz - Feb 13,2012 - Sen. Moran Response to President's Remarks on HHS Mandate
"There is no place for politics when dealing with...our citizens' constitutional rights."
WASHINGTON, D.C. Ė U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement in response to President Obamaís announcement regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesí (HHS) health care mandate:
"The Presidentís repackaging of the HHS mandate may be politically expedient, but there is no place for politics when dealing with a violation of our citizensí constitutional rights. The fundamental problem remains: this mandate violates our country's foundational principle of religious freedom.
"The Administrationís willingness to subject Americansí constitutional rights to the political agenda of those in power is symptomatic of a belief system in Washington that government Ė not the individual Ė knows best. This unprecedented overreach by the federal government should be of concern for all Americans, whether or not they ascribe to a particular faith. One groupís beliefs are being trampled today; anotherís might be tomorrow.
"Our nationís constitutional rights are essential to who we are as Americans, and our commitment to these rights must be protected at every turn. I will continue the fight to make certain this mandate is fully repealed."