Domino’s Pizza Founder Tom Monaghan reiterated his longstanding position that government should keep their nose out of health care decisions and that those decisions should be made privately and solely by an individual and their Catholic employer.
“Government has no business making decisions for a citizen,” said Monaghan. “This is the land of the free and the Constitution does not specify that the government should be involved in such a personal matter. These choices fall squarely in the realm of the business which the person happens to work for. The government can’t tell a person what they can do or give them additional choices for care. That is strictly the job of their employer. And no employer wants their employee doing things that they don’t agree with. Or anything that might cost more money. Or less money. Sure, I know some of them are thinking impure thoughts and touching themselves or each other inappropriately out-of-wedlock. But I can’t stop that, outside of the cameras in the employee bathrooms and bugs placed in their homes. But birth control is all about government control. See, it’s even in the phrase. Control. Government is trying to control people by letting them do what they want. And that’s never a good thing. This is America where we have freedom of religion and my religion happens to involve making my employees follow my religious teachings.”
Monaghan’s property management company recently won an injunction against provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers’ health plans to cover contraception because as Federal District Court Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff wrote, “Plaintiff has shown that abiding by the mandate and allowing his employees to be dirty sluts will substantially burden his exercise of religion and make the baby Jesus cry.”
Free Wood Post will continue to monitor these ongoing hardships placed on Monaghan’s company.