I am no revolutionary, but if Congress is intent on passing an unconstitutional healthcare bill despite repeated requests not to, I say we should be equally intent on not obeying it. To that end I have put together a flyer that I hope you will distribute in as many ways as you can think of: e-mail, placing a copy in the mailboxes in your neighborhood, leaving copies on the restaurant table as you leave, leaving copies on the shelves in the grocery store, taping a copy to the front door of your congressman’s office, etc.

Here’s the text:

The Citizens of this sovereign State declare the following:

We Utterly And Completely reject the notion that the United States Constitution grants the federal government the power to destroy our current healthcare system and replace it with one of their own making.

We Wish To Live peaceably with all men and to be obedient to the just laws of our government. But in light of the dire effects promised by the healthcare bills before Congress, their unconstitutionality, and Congress’ arrogant and repeated dismissal of our petitions, we are forced to act.

We Will Not Obey the provisions of any bill that creates a healthcare system administered by the federal government. We solemnly enter into resolute and perpetual friendship with one another – neighbor with neighbor, town with town, parish with parish – for our mutual support and protection in order to keep this pledge, with or without the aid of our state and local governments.

Walt Garlington
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