Monday, April 19, 2010

How We Can Nullify Obamacare

The Tenth Amendment Center in conjunction with announced the release of their model legislation for State-level action to nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 based on premise that such sweeping federal mandates are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States. Nullification was first used by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to nullify the Alien Sedition Act of 1798 that made speaking out against the President a crime punishable by six months in prison and a fine of $1,000.00. In 1798, when a man would work a month or more for $20, $1,000 was a huge fine that would generally bankrupt all but the wealthiest landowners or merchant princes. has argued for the past couple of years that the States need to start using the rights provided to "We the People" in the 9th and 10th Amendments and begin nullifying the laws with which we disagree through the use of State legislation known as a "Resolve," or without declaring a Convention of the States, the States themselves can initiate and ratify an amendment to the Constitution that nullifies the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. When Kentucky and Virginia nullified the Aliens and Sedition Act of 1798, the law died. Every couple hundred years the federal government needs to be reminded that it is an agent of the States, not the boss of the States. And, the American people need to start reading the Constitution and learn the how that document still protects their rights. The people, through their State legislatures, have the authority to nullify any law enacted by Congress, or overrule an Executive Order issued by whomever resides in the White House. The people have the power...its about time they started using it before they lose not only that power, but liberty as well.