At the convention in Tampa, Mike Huckabee addressed the delegates saying that President Obama is the only “self-professed evangelical” in the race, yet “he tells people of faith that they have to bow their knees to the god of government and violate their faith and conscience in order to comply with what he calls health care. Friends… let me say it as clearly as possible, that the attack on my Catholic brothers and sisters is an attack on me.” Now I've had very little good to say about Gov. Huckabee, but in this respect he's hit it on the head. We have freedom of religion in this country, and this really includes the right to not pay for what your religion considers immoral. Contraception, of course, is not immoral to me — I'm not a Catholic. But I defend Catholic religious institutions' right to hold to their beliefs, and act on them. This time, I applaud Gov. Huckabee's comments.
Against Civic Division - In *National Review*, I dig into the implications of Bret Stephens's satirical proposal to deport poor Americans.
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