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    When I was hired it was impressed upon me that as a civil servant it was my duty to discharge my obligations without regard to my personal preferences and prejudices.
    If you do not like the policy the only alternative is fall on your sword, i.e., resign. The Annapolis trolley guy has the right as a business owner to drop out of his trolley marriage business entirely because he is against a particular type of marriage and faces lawsuit if he discriminates. A civil servant in particular does not.

    Maybe it is the end of having lots of draftee vets about, people knowing very well the meaning of "liking it is optional, doing it is not," but this country has gone moon howling mad with people thinking they "got a right" not to do a duty because they don't like it. Sorry, you are a state licensed pharmacist so, yes, you gotta fill birth control pill ℞—and legislators wanting to give such people an opt out are, in my opinion, treading across a constitutional line regarding discrimination.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:18:08 PM PST

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