Contrary to what Speaker Boehner has said over the last week, ObamaCare is NOT set in stone and we still CAN do something to reverse course. The fact is, the Federal Government has no constitutional authority to force citizens to buy health insurance and if states refuse to create a healthcare exchange, ObamaCare will completely unravel. The key is taking action at the state level and contacting your governor and state legislators. Each state is being pressured to create its own exchange because the federal government cannot otherwise enforce the various mandates (or funnel the hundreds of billions of dollars to private insurance companies for the healthcare premiums.)
The reason for this is simple and the law is very clear: states are NOT obligated to submit to the federal government. This issue was settled in the two cases in recent history, New York v. United States (1992) and Printz v. United States(1997). Unfortunately the federal government has found various ways to get around these precedents by citing what is known as “cooperative federalism.” The Supreme Court has been relatively permissive on this because by law, the states can still retain freedom of choice. The problem is that choice is diminished with every new program the feds throw at the states as they find more and more ways to penalize states for non-compliance with federal programs.
As Thomas Jefferson said, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." And as James Madison, the principal author of the Constitution said of Government Powers: "The powers delegated by the Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."
Blocking ObamaCare at the state level is the last stand in the battle to defeat President Obama’s health care takeover. Now is the time to make your voice heard! Contact your state's Governor and state legislators to oppose the largest expansion of government in recent history. Click here to find your state's information via the USA.gov.