Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is living proof of why elected officials should be required to pass a basic constitutional exam before being allowed to step into their taxpayer funded office.
Especially if they’re Democrats.
On a visit to MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling on the right to same-sex marriage, Baldwin said she thinks the First Amendment protection of religious liberty applies only to “institutions of faith” – not to individuals. Being as the June 27 comments were made on MSNBC, they went mostly undetected until now.
Then Twitter picked them up.
Democrat @SenatorBaldwin: The First Amendment doesn’t apply to individuals: http://t.co/55J8dLzoaH || #tammybaldwin pic.twitter.com/dbI9SJXLgK
— David L B (@dlb703) July 8, 2015
“Certainly the First Amendment says that in institutions of faith, that there is absolute power to, you know, to observe deeply held religious beliefs,” Baldwin said.
“But I don’t think it extends far beyond that.”
Baldwin, the first open lesbian elected to the U.S. Senate, can’t seem to see past her own self interests.
She then addressed the Supreme Court ruling protecting religious business owners from having to provide abortion-inducing drugs to their employees.
“Should it be the individual pharmacist whose religious beliefs guides whether a prescription is filled?” she asked. “Or in this context, they’re talking about expanding this far beyond our churches and synagogues to businesses and individuals across this country.”
The senator’s unearthed comments prompted an uproar on social media from freedom-loving folks who are sick-to-death of tyrannical politicians misinterpreting the Constitution.
Tammy Baldwin explained First Amendment on MSNBC, then, I presume, went to her Third Period Fifth Grade Math Class pic.twitter.com/pEmIFU3R4O — Z-News Notes (@Z__Notes) July 9, 2015
Hillsdale has a free Constitution Course. Please sign U.S.Senator Tammy Baldwin up for it: https://t.co/6k9FPKSeTN Daily Newsletter
— Deb.AsAMom (@Debavellan) July 8, 2015
@tammybaldwin is wrong. Nothing in the Bill of Rights is about ‘institutional’ rights. It’s about Individual Rights. http://t.co/pPOzAlJyAi — John W. Wilson ن (@Expat_Patriot) July 7, 2015
THROW THEM ALL OUT. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) 1st Amendment Applies To Institutions of Faith, but not individuals. http://t.co/zV5iWt9y3x
— Roger Kimball (@rogerkimball) July 7, 2015
@Z__Notes good God this is what is backing the Marxist democratic party and they are popular? this country is in deep deep trouble — john hollandsworth (@jhrusher) July 9, 2015
@jhrusher Yep, pretty scary if you think about it 🙂
— Z-News Notes (@Z__Notes) July 9, 2015
And she wasn’t challenged on her statements until now. Scary indeed.
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