The Smug Hubris of Sebelius, Who Can’t Be Bothered With Constitutional Laws…

The Smug Hubris of Sebelius, Who Can’t Be Bothered With Constitutional Laws… May 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2012 ( – As the battle continues against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visibly clashed in a hearing Thursday with pro-life House lawmakers, who compelled the secretary to admit she hadn’t reviewed case law on religious liberty before issuing the rule.

Sebelius appeared before the House Education and Workforce Committee where she was grilled by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) on the mandate, which requires religious employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs.

Grilled, skewered, and left to squirm and twist. It is strikingly clear Sebelius has little knowledge of religious liberty or just doesn’t care to know. Either way, her demeanor is of one who quite plainly feels that constitutional law is beneath her as she smugly dismisses Rep. Gowdy’s questions stating, “ I am not going to wade into constitutional law.”

When one proposes a mandate that infringes on the constitutional rights and religious liberties of US citizens you can expect to do a little more than “wade into constitutional law”. You’d want someone to dive in head first… unless of course you are Sebelius and can’t be bothered with legalities.

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  • Tanya

    I dunno… I think she knows exactly what she’s doing. She just doesn’t care, but of course, she can’t ever actually say that, much like her boss and his bs “healthcare”.  It’s easier to ram something through (when you have control)  than it is to undo it later.  They know that much. They’re all a bunch of tools.  Tools of the devil.

  • Richard A Imgrund

    Does a state governor (of say, oh, I don’t know, let’s pick Kansas) ever wonder or care about how the constitution orders the relationship of the states to the federal government? Or is that too trivial a matter to concern herself with?

  • Manny

    I’m with Tanya.  Sebelius knows what she’s doing.

  • Ron

    She had the same attitude when she was governor. She vetoed every piece of legislation that attempted to restrict abortion here in Kansas, even bills that were bi-partisan. We were glad to see her go but lament she has been turned loose on the whole country. Mother Mary pray for us!!

  • Michele

    I have to admit the level of enjoyment I got out of this video was rather un-Christian. On the other hand, is it wrong to enjoy watching evil get turned inside out?

  • Tcn

    Not to worry–she will be just another out of work hack soon.

  • Two words: Legal positivism.  Sibelius never bothered to check constitutional law because she, like lots of others like her, that laws are what *they* say they are, regardless of constitutionality. Likewise, constitutional laws they *don’t* like are not laws, simply because they say so.