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Senator Urges States to Nullify Obamacare

author: kprice 10:16 am EST July 6, 2012
By US Daily Review Staff. Governor Rick Scott has already declared he will not implement Obamacare in his state, many other states have already entered bills in their legislatures to nullify the controversial legislation, and one of the leading members of the US Senate is leading the charge. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) came out ready to fight following the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare and he is calling on the states to do the same thing. Furthemore, he argues that they have the power to do something about it. The Senator has released the following statements regarding Obamacare: “The Supreme Court may have failed to stop this government takeover of health care, but the American people will not.  Since the day this law was rammed through Congress, the American people have demanded repeal, and today’s ruling doesn’t make Obamacare any less dangerous to our nation’s health. Freedom-loving Americans are disappointed, but we cannot be discouraged. “The President’s health care law must be fully repealed as all of its promises have proven false. We were told it was not a tax hike, but this ruling confirms it is an unprecedented and enormous tax on the poor and middle class Americans. President Obama needs to explain why he is enacting this middle class tax hike over the objections of the American people during the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. “We were told it would lower health costs, but health care premiums are exploding. We were told that Americans could keep their personal health plans, but millions will now lose it. We were told it would improve our economy, but it is now the largest obstacle to employers hiring new workers. “This government takeover of health care remains as destructive, unsustainable, and unconstitutional as it was the day it was passed, unread, by a since-fired congressional majority.  Now as then, our first step toward real health care reform and economic renewal remains Obamacare’s full repeal, down to the last letter and punctuation mark. “I urge every governor to stop implementing the health care exchanges that would help implement the harmful effects of this misguided law. Americans have loudly rejected this federal takeover of health care, and governors should join with the people and reject its implementation.” “The President’s health care law will not reform anything, but is already undermining what does still work in America’s health care system.  We cannot build a free market health care system on this flawed structure of centralized government control, we must repeal all of it and start over with commonsense solutions that make health care more affordable and accessible for every American.  We can allow Americans to purchase lower cost plans from other states, support state high-risk pools to cover those with pre-existing conditions, medical-malpractice reform to end frivolous lawsuits, and tax equity so Americans who don’t get their health insurance from an employer are not penalized.” “Today’s decision, however unfortunate, nonetheless represents an opportunity to all Americans, to claim their right to create a health care system of, for, and by the people, not government or special interests. The American people now have the chance and Congress has the responsibility to fully repeal this Washington takeover and reform health care ourselves, together, around the principles of individual liberty, not government mandates. “The same freedom that made America strong and prosperous will make us healthier, too, so long as politicians remember that the health care system is supposed to serve our people, and not the other way around.”

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  • Andrew Williams says:
    The Senator needs to be careful. Some of the provisions suggested in some of the proposed state legislation include claues such as subjecting federal and state agents to arrest would probably subject the arresting officer to charges of false imprisonment and probably sedition. Do you really want to go there? This could be a situation where the federal government ultimately federalizes the state’s national guard like they did in the desegregation fights in the 50′s and compel compliance by the states. If the states don’t back down it could get ugly. Does the Senator want it to get ugly.

    Plus what gives individual states the right to bypass federal law? The tenth amendment is not a green light to bypass any laws the state does not like. That would turn the supremacy clause on its head. In addition, disobeying federal law cuts both ways. Should Montana just ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United to allow unlimited financing by corporate superpacs such as those by the Koch brothers and arrest corporate officers for funding corporate political agendas? Should it issue arrest warrants for the members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for violating Montana law despite the Supreme Court saying Montana is wrong?

    What if a liberal state just decided the tenth amendment allowed them it to seize all firearms or to discriminate against christian churches. Where does it end? The solution is through the democratic process and vote out those members of congress who voted for Obamacare. Look, the conservative movement lost on the Obamacare battle. If people don’t like it vote out the democrats.

    • kprice says:
      There is this thing called the Second Amendment that prevents them from doing such. I want the states to put the Federal government in its place. The Federal government was made for the states, not the other way around. The dispersion of power is the only way to assure liberty.

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