…is a well-written wry commentary such as the one this morning by the WSJ’s Allysia Finley. She’s poking fun at the goofy arguments of President Obama’s mandatory health care law, particularly the mandate that would require Catholic employers to provide abortion and birth control insurance coverage to employees.
She tells our misguided president this morning that "thanks to you" Americans are going to get "preventative care just like workers do in Cuba". But, she adds, there are many other benefits the government must mandate to make us even more free. Such as:
• Coffee. Studies show that coffee can ward off depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and sleepiness—which makes it one of the most powerful preventive treatments. Workers who drink java are also more productive and pleasant. While many offices have coffee makers, some employers—most notably those affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—continue to deny workers this essential benefit. All employers should have to provide workers with freshly brewed coffee. Oh, and workers must also be able to choose the kind of coffee regardless of the price.
Republicans might argue that requiring Mormon charities to serve coffee is a violation of "religious liberty" since the Mormon church’s doctrine proscribes coffee, but this argument is a red herring. Leading medical experts recommend drinking coffee. Moreover, 99% of adults have drunk coffee at one point in their lives (including most Mormons)."
Now, I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.
Would you like a second cup? You can read the whole op-ed piece here. Please do.