The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice. It is a practice best described as neo-feudalism, taking power away from ordinary citizens, in all their pluralistic, idiosyncratic diversity, and handing it over to corporations and religious dictators in both the public and the private realm.
What’s more, is she received more votes than Gov. Pence. They immediately saw her as a threat, and Pence’s administration began the “Center for Education and Career Innovation” to directly undermine her. It’s ludicrous. It’s been a battle between her, Pence, and the State Board of Education since day 1.