Miller Calls Out U.S. Senate Delegation for Voting Against Alaskans' First Amendment Rights

Memorial Day 13Following the Senate cloture vote today on S. 2578, the so-called “Hobby Lobby Fix,” Joe Miller called out Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski for their vote to override the First Amendment rights of Alaskans.

The Democrats brought a motion to invoke cloture on the controversial bill, which Mark Begich and all the senators in their party (except Harry Reid for procedural reasons) supported, and which all Republican senators opposed, except for Senators Lisa Murkwoski, Susan Collins and Mark Kirk.

“The Supreme Court made the right decision in the Hobby Lobby/Conestoga Wood Specialties case last month,” said Miller. “All Alaskans, all Americans have a First Amendment right guaranteeing them free exercise of religion that not even Barack Obama, Mark Begich or Lisa Murkowski can override.”

The owners of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Specialties and other companies in bringing their case before the Supreme Court did not object to providing contraception with their healthcare plans, but did object to paying for abortion inducing drugs.

“As I indicated last fall, when the Supreme Court was hearing the case, it should come as no surprise to Barack Obama, Mark Begich–and I can add Lisa Murkowski to the list–that the owners of Hobby Lobby and other companies around this nation, in seeking to honor and worship God, cannot participate in the taking of human life,” said Miller.