March 23, 2010

Repeal the Healthcare Bill

Unfortunately, I correctly predicted Stupak would compromise on pro-life and Constitutional principles. Americans do not need an ill-conceived health care bill. President Obama's promise of an Executive order applying Hyde-amendment restrictions on abortion funding to the health care bill is mischievous at best. That is, the president cannot amend a bill by Executive order, and the Federal Courts will uphold the law as written. Supposing Obama issues the Executive order, it will be to keep his promise in appearance only while knowing the directive to be ineffective as Congress could also overturn the order just as could the Federal Courts. What we are seeing is pro-abortion politics as usual by a president who has no moral values or genuine regard for Constitutional government.

Even more, the National Right to Life Committee says the executive order "does not truly correct any of the seven objectionable pro-abortion provisions" in the bill. The viable option that remains is to present legal challenges to the health care bill. Twelve states are ready to initiate lawsuits against the federal health care law.

LifeSite News says, "Virginia and eleven other states are readying the first battle with the federal government over the newly passed health care legislation, with their state attorneys general prepared to argue that the impending law and its mandates to buy health insurance violates the U.S. Constitution, and trample on individual and states’ rights. The lawsuits are poised to begin as soon as President Barack Obama has signed the now Congressionally-approved health care bill into law.

"Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli first announced his plans to file suit in Richmond, saying the Constitution gives Congress no authority under the interstate commerce clause to force Americans to buy a product, let alone health insurance.

"The new health care law requires that every American carry health insurance by 2014 or pay a fine to the Internal Revenue Service.

" “At no time in our history has the government mandated its citizens buy a good or service,” Cuccinelli declared in a statement.

" “We believe the federal law is unconstitutional as it is based on the commerce clause. Simply put, not buying insurance is not engaging in commerce,” the attorney general added.

"Cuccinelli warned that if the premise behind the law is accepted, then Congress has unlimited authority to regulate the lives of every single American." (Continue reading this article at LifeSite News)

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