On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld ObamaCare — the joint venture of the President and Congress to force every American, regardless of ability or desire, to purchase a qualifying health care insurance plan by 2014 or face a tax penalty for failure to comply.
Fortunately, there remain yet a few state legislators willing to stand up to this tyranny and exercise the states’ constitutional obligation to check the power of the federal government.
The Tenth Amendment Center is reporting that Maine State Representative Aaron Libby (R-North Waterboro, photo, left) “will sponsor a bill in the 2013 legislative session declaring the [ObamaCare] unconstitutional and void in the Pine Tree State. If passed, the bill would set the stage for blocking implementation of the mandatory federal health care system in Maine...."
Notably, Libby also sponsored a resolution calling on the president and Congress to clarify provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) infringing on the constitutional requirement of due process.
Maine citizen and Tenth Amendment state chapter coordinator, Chris Dixon is quoted on in the Tenth Amendment Center story explaining the philosophy behind Libby’s laudable legislative effort:
“Obamacare is an unconstitutional encroachment on the rights of the people of the states. While healthcare legislation may be well-intentioned, the feds are hardly effective managers of services. This is why the framers of the Constitution did not enumerate this kind of power to them. Maine understands this and is not afraid to stand up for what is right. We did it leading opposition to Bush’s REAL ID Act....”
The story lists New Jersey and Oklahoma as two states where similar sovereignty-protecting bills will be proposed in the next legislative session.
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Photo: Aaron Libby (left). Alison McHose (center) Mike Ritze (right)