This past Saturday morning, many Kansas citizens came from Pittsburg, Salina, Topeka, Lawrence — and all throughout Johnson County, to Shawnee City Hall to take a stand for their health care freedom. You can click on this link to see Fox 4 News which gave the best coverage.
The headline, “Kansas Health Care Rally Turns Ugly,” is a bit over the top, and it doesn’t show that we outnumbered the opposition 3 to 1, but it does give both sides of the debate.
The Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment advances Kansas state sovereignty. This legislation is not about “opting-out” or “exempting” Kansas, because by default, based on our state sovereignty, we already are exempt from federal health care mandates and the funding of those mandates.
It’s not that we are seeking an exemption, it’s that we are standing on our sovereignty – in other words, acting in such a way that exerts our rights under the U.S. Constitution. It’s a message sent by the citizens of Kansas that the federal government has no right to tread on them and their health care freedom.