House Bill No. 1534: Declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional
“The limitation of the national government’s power is affirmed under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people of the several states to the federal government, and all power not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States is reserved to the states respectively, or to the people themselves; Whenever the national government assumes powers that the people did not grant it in the Constitution, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force; The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their national government… Although the several states have granted supremacy to laws and treaties made pursuant to the powers granted in the Constitution, such supremacy does not apply to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, because that act exceeds the powers granted to the national government;” – text from HB1534
Since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, many Constitutionalists agree that the Federal law exceeds the power granted to Congress under the United States Constitution. Because of this, many state leaders around our nation are stepping forward to protect our individual freedom to choose – and voicing a need for the proper exercising of tenth amendment and state nullification actions.
With nearly two-hundred years of statehood and the belief of state sovereignty written into their constitution, Missouri is the latest State to lead the charge for individual freedom and responsibility. Recently, leaders like Rep. Kurt Bahr have been working to persuade the Missouri general assembly to enact interposition measures in preventing the enforcement (within the State) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What this means is that if HB1534 should be signed into law, any agent of the Federal government who attempts to enforce the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act within Missouri, can be found guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Additionally, any person subject to actions attempted in enforcing of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act within Missouri, could receive damages from any person violating the provisions.
In the meantime, to show individual support for the Sponsor of HB1534, please contact Representative Kurt Bahr (who represents St. Charles County) by calling his office at 573-751-9768, or by e-mailing at Kurt.Bahr@house.mo.gov. Tenth Amendment Center readers may also want to take a look at the long list of Co-Sponsors for HB1534, and thank them for their efforts as well. As the bill was referred to General Laws on February 1, 2012 – but with no hearing presently scheduled on the House Calendar – it’s important to keep the calls coming in support of freedom for Missouri citizens!
For a list of Missouri Senators, please see: http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/senalpha.htm
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