I have been bitterly complaining about the lack of fight in the GOP. At both the state and the federal level, the Republicans continue to meekly allow our Republic to march into the shadow of the gallows.
Well there is at least one GOP figure in Virginia that will stand up for our natural rights. And not surprisingly, that person is E.W. Jackson. Please listen to the interview linked here, where Jackson beautifully lays out the case against what the establishment Republican’s are now selling….that we have to meekly accept Obamacare in Virginia.
We will likely be hearing a lot more of this tagline “defy not comply.” Let’s pray that this kind of political courage will be infectious. Here is more from E.W. Jackson, who is running for Lt. Governor this year.
“CHESAPEAKE, VA – E.W. Jackson, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia released the following statement on the Virginia House of Delegates passing HB1769, “Health Insurance: Plan Management and Rate Review”:
“Last week the Virginia General Assembly passed HB1769 titled ‘Health insurance: Plan Management and Rate Review.’ It should be titled ‘Facilitating the Implementation of Obamacare.’ This bill instructs the State Department of Health to assist in the plan management functions of a federal health benefit exchange in the Commonwealth. These health exchanges are an essential tool for the implementation of Obamacare.
“Virginia is duty bound to DEFY NOT COMPLY with any federal encroachment on the rights and freedom of our people.” Republicans and Independents across Virginia will be disappointed that a Republican led General Assembly decided to COMPLY and NOT DEFY a law that will greatly hurt the economy and health care options affecting all Virginians.
“The only hope to break the tyrannical abuse of federal power is in state governors and legislatures upholding the Ninth and Tenth amendments of the Constitution. Congress and the Supreme Court may have failed us, but there is still recourse. James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, wrote in the Virginia Resolution of 1798 that the states have the right, and are duty bound to interpose. The first responsibility of Government is to protect the rights of citizens. The first responsibility of the Virginia legislature is to protect the rights of Virginians. The General Assembly must never cooperate with the federal government’s usurpation of our rights.”
It is rare to see a statewide candidate make such a bold statement in support of the 10th Amendment. With the Republican convention occuring in May, Jackson may be the only candidate in Virginia who will seriously advocate for nullification. We will be following E.W. Jackson and we hope his “defy not comply” campaign takes off.
- Defy Not Comply: Rallying Cry For Nullification in Virginia - February 25, 2013