By D. DiFrancesco
This issue should not be an issue at all. Those devout individuals can remain true to their beliefs by not taking advantage of the added birth control benefit. While those who are less devout or non-Catholic can enjoy the added coverage. If the church actually trusted in the faith of their followers, birth control would not be an issue at all. Their lack of faith is what is truly the problem. No law that any Congress could put forth can solve this problem, instead it must be solved from within the church itself.
It seems to me that President Obama has been thinking in practical terms rather than basing his actions on either emotion or religious conviction. This in no way reflects badly on Obama or his faith contrary to the inflammatory rhetoric that the Republican presidential candidates are spewing in an attempt to energize their bases.
We are witnessing a GOP struggling to find an identity to propel them back into the White House in 2012. Instead I think we are really watching President Obama skillfully retain the White House and enjoy a second term. Ultimately I predict that the GOP will self-destruct. They have no real front runner, and no single candidate that their base can rally behind as a whole. In the end...Obama 2012.