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Court has made bigotry the law of the land


Date published: 7/11/2014

Court has made bigotry the law of the land

Democracy means "the people rule."

Hobby Lobby sought, as an individual (fulfilling Mitt Romney's declaration, "Corporations are people, my friend") to have a line-item veto on what laws it respects. Hobby Lobby's justification is that it has "sincerely held beliefs."

Not too long ago, slavery, denying a woman's right to vote (let alone to choose her basic reproductive rights), Jim Crow laws and homophobia were "sincerely held beliefs."

Bigotry--whether racial, gender or religious--is bigotry. It is now, thanks to the Supreme Court, the law of the land.

God help us.

Stuart Chapin

Stafford