As ObamaCare stays on life support, Americans will soon be enjoined in a new debate about the bills coming out of Congress. There will be no prevaricating. The bill will be out for all to see and Obama will own it. Then the real discussion will start. And here’s Obama’s starting line: $215 billion in new taxes on middle class families and small businesses. Thats families making “under $250,000” and breaks Obamas signature pledge. 59% of voters oppose paying for health care this way. 63% say making sure no one has to lose insurance is more important than the public option, and he has lost ground among non-college educated white men, college educated women, independents and partisan Democrats.
Now, couple that with the fact that soon the discussion will focus on how much the FDA is going to be running peoples health care and, oh yeah, did I mention? Nationalized Health Care is a violation of the Tenth Amendment! Leftists scream rule of law all the time, but only apparently when it suits them. Here’s a reality check: If this socialistic escapade becomes law, as soon as it does, it will be held up by lawsuits to every circuit court in the nation.
I’m serious now. Has anyone got a concrete argument about where the Federal Government gets the power to control the health care of the country, when any power not enumerated to the government is reserved to the states?
Back up your contention with not only where such power comes from, but where that authority is referenced in legislation. Happy Hunting!
Following the lead of Arizona, Florida, and Michigan, in recent weeks legislators from Louisiana and Georgia announced that they were planning on introducing resolutions for State Constitutional Amendments that would allow the people of those states to effectively opt-out of any future national health care plan.
And now, Ohio joins them.
According to our friends at OhioFreeState.com, Ohio State Senators Grendell and Jones have introduced Senate Joint Resolution & (SJR7).
The resolution proposes:
“to enact Section 43 of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to prohibit a law or rule from compelling a person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system.”
If passed by the Ohio legislature, the proposal will go directly to Ohio voters for their approval:
If adopted by a majority of the electors voting on this proposal at a special election held February 2, 2010, Section 43 of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Ohio shall take effect immediately.
The resolution in Arizona (HCR2014) has already passed both the House and Senate, and in 2010, Arizona voters will be the final voice on their proposed Constitutional Amendment.
In Florida and Michigan, similar resolutions have been introduced, but have yet to have formal hearing or debates.
Legislators in GA and LA announced that they’ll be introducing similar resolutions in the 2010 legislative session. And sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center indicate that more than 15 states will do the same in 2010.