Nullify Obamacare in Maine!
We are all familiar with the cliche’ definition of insanity generally attributed to Albert Einstein: doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.
Why then do we still look to Washington D.C. – to the White House, to the Congress and to the Courts – to solve the very problems they themselves created?
Over and over again.
Now that’s insane!
The solution to ridding our state of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “ObamaCare” lawlessness is NULLIFICATION! States simply need to stand up and say, “No! We do not accept this, and we will not comply.”
The States that created the federal government and agreed to its existence by a compact we call the Constitution are fully empowered to decide for themselves NOT to comply with any act outside the scope of federal authority as enumerated in the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson held that the states were not “united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government,” and that” the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself.” He went on to assert that when the federal government exercised undelegated powers, its acts are “unauthoritative, void, and of no force,” and “nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.”
Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey contends that states utilizing nullification to reject ObamaCare are simply responding to a rebellious federal government that refuses to act within its constitutional limits.
“Who is really behaving lawlessly here? A federal government that refuses to operate within its delegated powers, and rips authority away from the states and the people? Or the states, working through legitimate democratic processes, saying, “No! We don’t accept this”? I would argue it’s the federal government that’s in rebellion, and it’s time for the states to put a check on illegitimate federal power.”
The Tenth Amendment Center is fully committed to the nullification of the PPACA in our State.
“States should not fear the consequences of nullification. As per Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, Congress is not permitted to penalize states that refuse to implement ObamaCare. In the majority decision, Chief Justice Roberts stated, “What Congress is not free to do is to penalize States that choose not to participate in that new program by taking away their existing Medicaid funding. However, he added, “Nothing in our opinion precludes Congress from offering funds under the [law] to expand the availability of health care, and requiring that states accepting such funds comply with the conditions on their use.”
Are you willing to trade this latest loss of LIBERTY for a few extra “federal dollars?” Are you ready to join the fight? Are you ready to take back control of your state?
Please join us in this important cause!
The Tenth Amendment Center’s “Federal Health Care Nullification Act” is ready to introduce in your state right now. Use the text below, or click this link:
An Act to render null and void certain unconstitutional laws enacted by the Congress of the United States, taking control over the health insurance industry and mandating that individuals purchase health insurance under threat of penalty.
SECTION 1. The legislature of the State of ____________ finds that:
1. The People of the several states comprising the United States of America created the federal government to be their agent for certain enumerated purposes, and nothing more.
2. The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people of the several states to the federal government, and all power not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States is reserved to the states respectively, or to the people themselves.
3. The assumption of power that the federal government has made by enacting the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” interferes with the right of the People of the State of _____________ to regulate health care as they see fit, and makes a mockery of James Madison’s assurance in Federalist #45 that the “powers delegated” to the Federal Government are “few and defined”, while those of the States are “numerous and indefinite.”
SECTION 2. NEW LAW
A new section of law to be codified in the [STATE] Statutes as Section [NUMBER] of Title [NUMBER], unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
A. The Legislature of the State of _______________ declares that the federal law known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and is hereby declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
B. It shall be the duty of the legislature of this State to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” within the limits of this State.
C. Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or any employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or a term of imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years, or both.
D. Any public officer or employee of the State of ____________ that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding two (2) years or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or both such fine and imprisonment.
E. Any aggrieved party shall also have a private action against any person violating the provisions of subsections (C) or (D).
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Want to know what YOU can do right now? The TAC’s Nullification Toolkit will help you become an organizing powerhouse!
How do I organize? How do I mobilize people?
What do I do when contacting legislators? Can I set up a petition?
18 pages (pdf) – available at this link:
Read. Watch. Learn. Educate. Share.
The more you know, the stronger we’ll all be – in support of the Constitution!
Here’s a few things you can use right now.
Radio – Walter Williams Calls for Nullification on Rush Limbaugh, 07-05-12
Article – The States Rights Tradition Nobody Knows
Book – Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century
Movie – Nullification: the Rightful Remedy
Brochure – Nullifying Federal Mandates (pdf)
Article – The Untold History of Nullification: Resisting Slavery