House Joint Resolution No.72: Allows for vote on amending Missouri Constitution in relation to health care freedom


“That the liberty inherent in each citizen includes autonomy in decisions regarding lawful health care-related services or products and the manner in which contracting parties may agree for payment to be made for such services or products. No government official or agency shall have any authority either to compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system, or to impose any sort of direct or indirect penalty, tax, fee, or levy for choosing not to participate in such a system; nor shall any government official or agency make a citizen’s right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful health care services subject to any form of direct or indirect penalty, tax, fee, or levy. “– Text from HJR72

When President Obama disregarded the Constitutional concerns of Americans by signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 – one can’t help but think of Patrick Henry’s prophetic statement at the Virginia Ratifying Convention of June 5, 1788: “….there is to be a great and mighty President, with very extensive powers; the powers of a King: He is to be supported in extravagant magnificence: So that the whole of our property may be taken by this American Government, by laying what taxes they please, giving themselves what salaries they please, and suspending our laws at their pleasure….

However, in Missouri – that could be about to change. With the Tenth Amendment / Nullification movement daily gaining ground, many Missouri leaders are beginning to understand constituents concerns towards the king-like rule of the Federal Government. As a response to these concerns, Missouri’s House Joint Resolution No. 72, if passed, would grant the general assembly the capability to submit a joint resolution to the voters of this state – which would read as follows: “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to secure citizens’ liberty to decide for themselves how they shall obtain, provide, and pay for lawful health care services and products, subject only to certain reasonable and uniform governmental regulation?”

In the meantime, to show support for HJR72, please contact Representative Kurt Bahr (who represents St. Charles County) by calling his office at 573-751-9768, or by e-mailing at Tenth Amendment Center readers may also want to take a look at the long list of Co-Sponsors for HJR72, and thank them for their efforts as well. As the bill was read through a second time on January 20, 2012  – but has no hearing presently scheduled on the House Calendar – it’s important to keep the calls coming in support of freedom for Missouri citizens!

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