Writes Marc Stevens: The people who run and support the health care system who don’t want the government takeover just have to refuse to cooperate with the people calling themselves “government”. That’ll send Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a short, but effective message: Pass whatever “law” you want – we won’t comply. Impose your…Details
This Tuesday, 10-27-09, Kansas State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook and other state legislators will be announcing a “Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment” – a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would effectively nullify national health care in that state. (h/t Jeff Matthews)
Already, four states are considering similar amendments, and more than 15 may see them introduced in the 2010 legislative session.
Writes Senator Pilcher-Cook:
These last few months have made it abundantly clear to us — it is urgent to stand up now to protect our heath care in Kansas.
If federal legislation is passed, ordering government to give free health care (or perceived to be free), there will be an unlimited demand that even the government will not be able to meet. Rationing comes next — government-run health care cannot supply all citizens with the health care they desire, which results in the federal government making the decisions about when and where to deny individual requests for health care.
I am dedicated to:
- Preserving the freedom of Kansans to provide for their health care.
- Safeguarding the liberty of Kansans from any federal government action, which would coerce participation in a health care system.
- Defending the independence of Kansans to pay directly for health care services without penalty.
Here’s an excerpt of the proposed amendments’ text:Details
From March, 2009 – but worth another look:
Forget everything you know about politics. Forget the age old story about the Democrats and the Republicans, where one side is good and the other side are a bunch of America hating vats of pure evil. Forget about the left vs right debate, forget about conservative vs liberal. At this stage in the game, there…Details
Before this week, I had never heard Senator Charles Grassley speak – on anything. In the last few days, though, I’ve been sent a number of emails about him being a “strong 10th Amendment supporter.” Skeptical of any Senator in DC actually supporting the Constitution in a meaningful way, I browsed around YouTube and found what must’ve incited the onslaught of emails about him. It was a clip called “Sen. Grassley: Health Overhaul Violates 10th Amendment.”
Before the 1:30 mark, he had this to say:
“This is the first time in the 222 year history of our country that we have forced you as a constituent – any of our constituents – to buy a product…..And if you don’t buy it, IRS is gonna tax a family $1500.”
Interesting comment. Ok, I’m listening.
He’s then asked a question: “Is this Constitutional – forcing them to buy it and punishing them through the IRS if they don’t?”
“Uh…I’m not a lawyer …”
Alert: Politician Code Word.Details
The Virginia elections are mere weeks away, and few things have warmed my heart recently quite so much as this ringing-yet-unintentional endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for attorney general. From a blog post at the James River Maven titled Ken Cuccinelli: You Better Believe Him: Ken Cuccinelli… intends to use the [attorney general's] office to turn…Details
When one examines the mindset of those who support a centralized government structure, there is one common element that is found in both the Neo-Conservative model and the current socialist regime- fear.
During the W Bush years, many who sought protection from what they feared were willing to cede liberty and freedom in exchange for a perceived protection from bad things. Fearful Americans abided as wonton attacks on our constitutional rights were made right out in the openDetails
On the nature of government, few in history have really hit the nail on the head better than the late, great Austrian, Ludwig von Mises: The government says to the citizen, Pay taxes or my armed constables will imprison you. A state or a government is an apparatus of coercion and compulsion. Within the territory…Details
A tyranny begins when power is unchecked.
The federal government is becoming more tyrannical everyday that the people and the states don’t defend their rights. The shift has occurred because the check on federal power, largely responsible by state governments; has been trampled, bribed, threatened, or manipulated by those in power.
One should never forget it is the people that created the states, and the states created the federal government. ‘Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’
The federal government is not the all powerful monopoly entity it thinks it is. Sure, the statists and elitists would like you to believe it is. All they care about is more power and wealth for themselves, by taking more control over you.Details
John Dennis is running for the US House of Representatives in California’s 8th District. Yes, that’s Nancy Pelosi’s seat. Mr Dennis takes a strong stand in support of the limits on government that the Constitution stands for. In this spirit, he’s signed on to our 10-4 Pledge.
The pledge affirms, in part, that:
When Congress enacts laws and regulations that are not made in Pursuance of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, the People are not bound to obey them.
It’s also a promise to do many things, including:Details