Oconee County Democratic Party

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Letter to the Editor: Did religious freedom win, or corporations?

In Greenville News:

The verdict of the Supreme Court of the United States in what has commonly been re­ferred to as the Hobby Lobby case has been portrayed by some as a victory for religious free­dom but it cannot be, as it in­fringes upon the religious free­dom of the individual who is employed by such corporations. This ruling places the value of the capitalist, those who hold the money, as more than the value of the laborer, those who actually perform work.

When Mitt Romey said, “Cor­porations are people too” he was not making some goofy mis­speak. He was genuinely stating the position of some of the rich who truly think that they should have more civil rights under the law because they have more money.

The number of people who work for a living greatly exceeds the number of those who inheri­ted great wealth but those are the ones who are misleading the public dialogue to their own benefit. The Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that equated money with the freedom of speech was another stepping stone in the path down which these people want to lead our country.

If you noticed that I didn’t mention two topics commonly connected to the Hobby Lobby case (health insurance and birth control) it is because those are emotionally charged topics in­troduced to the conversation to mislead and confuse. Don’t fall for it.

If each individual citizen seeks out the true issues behind the corporate produced head­lines and rhetoric and votes in their own best interests then we have a chance to preserve the government of the people.

Linda Holt, Seneca

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To volunteer, call our toll free voicemail 877-301-7608, leave a message with your contact information. Or email us at oconeescdems@gmail.com.  
-Phone banking every Tuesday evening, 5:30-7:30 pm, starting July 22 at OCDP HQ, 211 N. Townville St in Seneca.  
-Voter registration and door-to-door canvassing begins Saturday, July 26 and will continue every other Saturday until election. (Voter registration will end, of course, one month before the election.)

New HQ Opening Set for August 2! All welcome!

121 No. Townville St., Seneca (near Ram Cat Alley)

JOIN US!!!  Opening event: 10:00 am, August 2 

Our new OCDP office, next door to Arts Off The Alley, will be open and running from August 2 through the November election on a regular basis.  Volunteers will be needed to staff the office, receive voters and distribute information and election materials. Please contact us at 877-301-7608 (tollfree voicemail) or at oconeescdems@gmail.com

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