Bishop Michael Cote's April 4 commentary, "Religious liberty, the first freedom," on contraception and insurance coverage read like a comedy. No one with any understanding of government, insurance, or women's rights buys this, the Catholic Church's or the Republican Party's argument. This "mandate" is simply another example of the government codifying what makes common sense. The church may claim this is about religious rights, but we all know who their real enemy is. Every second the church argues for this they simply come across as the archaic dinosaur they persist in remaining.