A large group of South Carolinian activists will be gathering on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. to proclaim its disdain for ObamaCare and passionately urge for its nullification in their state legislature.Details
The Citizens of the State of Georgia need to make their voices heard in this moment of history.
Washington D.C. has felt it appropriate to make its influence known in every county across these States United. It behooves The People to stand up in defense of the rights and liberties which were secured to us in the Constitution of the United States. In the name of general welfare and safety, the federal legislation machine manufactures and spits out unconstitutional laws in order to control us in the realms of healthcare, gun ownership, education and property rights to name just a few.
Judge Andrew Napolitano stated a truth for the people to stand on in a commentary concerning President’s Day:
All presidents but Jefferson have argued that their first job was to keep us safe. All presidents but Jefferson were wrong. If you read the Constitution, you will see that the President’s first job – as Jefferson understood well – is to keep us free.
And The People are standing… The calls for nullification of many over-reaching unconstitutional federal laws can be heard throughout the country and are now daily news. The nullification naysayers, as well, continue their dribble at the risk of their own liberty and freedom.Details
Cross posted from the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center.
There is a point that I think I’ve been trying to get to for much of the time that I’ve been working with the Tenth Amendment Center. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ve done a very good job at getting there. I’ve written a few articles that skirted past it and danced around it, but I kept missing this particular target. It’s something that we probably all know, but maybe we don’t all know that we know it.
I got close to this idea it in The Individual and the Tenth, where I talked about the role of the individual in resisting the federal government during the “Whiskey Rebellion”. Apparently, though, I didn’t really have things clear enough in my own mind at the time, because I only got part way there. It came closer to the surface some time last year, when I drew up this diagram, intended to depict the proper Constitutional balance of power.Details
According to the West Chester Patch, two Tenth Amendment legislative items are on the House calendar in Pennsylvania this week.
First, the House State Government Committee will take up SB10, “A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for health care services“, in a hearing beginning at 9am tomorrow. This legislation proposes an amendment to our state Constitution which prohibits:
- laws requiring an individual to purchase health insurance;
- penalties for direct payment for health care services; and
- penalties, taxes, assessments or fees for failure to purchase health insurance.
After having been reviewed multiple times since January 31st 2011, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 10 (SB10) by a vote of 29-19. The bill is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania which would prohibit any government from requiring the Pennsylvanians to buy health insurance. It states, in part –
“no law shall be enacted requiring a person to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage”
Pennsylvania Senate District 25’s Joseph B. Scarnati is the prime sponsor of the bill which still requires a vote by the General Assembly’s House of Representatives. Once fully passed by both houses, it can be placed on the ballot for a statewide referendum.
Already, ten states have passed similar bills, commonly referred to as the Health Care Freedom Act. With the current SCOTUS review of Obamacare, this action along with many others currently in process in other states, sends a clear message that Americans are not content with the Federal Government encroaching on their liberties.
The amendment, if approved by the people of Pennsylvania, would also prevent the federal government from imposing fines or penalties against people who don’t buy insurance — up to 2.5 percent of household income.Details
Or, at least, we think alike. The junior Senator from Kentucky recently said that to believe in a “right” to health care one must support slavery: I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. He’s right of course. As I pointed out nearly two…Details
Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin just set an important precedent. By rejecting $54.6 million in federal money to begin implementation of ObamaCare, the governor has firmly set herself against the unconstitutional law and with the citizens of her state. From Fox News: To make it clear Oklahoma will develop its own plan, the state will not accept a $54.6 million…Details
The legislatures in Oklahoma and Georgia both took a step closer to health care freedom within their state boundaries. Both states are considering legislation known as the “Health Care Freedom Act,” which, is passed, would make public policy for the state that every person within the state is and shall be free to choose or…Details
Even before recent health care nullification efforts, writers at the Tenth Amendment Center were calling for a federalism-driven debate on standard liberal issues like gay marriage, REAL ID, and medical marijuana. Finally, it seems, someone on the Left has recognized the wisdom of that strategy. I almost fell out of my chair this morning upon…Details