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WHY REPEAL OBAMACARE?

Since the ratification of our Constitution the Congress has attempted to provide “welfare,” in one form or another.  Many in Congress would have you believe that their power to legislate Health Care in the United States is derived from the “General Welfare” clause.   There have been many articles written on the term “General Welfare” – some in favor of expanding governmental power, others on limiting governmental power.  It is our position that the latter is correct.  If the founders wished congress to have such broad, sweeping power, they would not have gone through the trouble of enumerating what powers they did have.

We must understand that government has NO money of its own.

It does not produce any wealth and must derive all its funds from the pockets of others.  Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Joseph Milligan in 1816, stated: “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

So whereas the government does not produce wealth/money it must get it from the people, taking from those that earned it to provide for those that have not.  In order to pay for health care the government will have to take money from the majority of those earning it to give to those who have not.  We have heard the present administration talk about this quite often – it is called redistribution of wealth.

But does Congress have the constitutional power to enact such a law?  According to Thomas Jefferson who stated: “Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” What he is referring to is Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution which enumerates (lists) the specific areas for which they may pass law.  Health care, or anything like it, cannot be construed to be one of the enumerated powers listed.

Read the bills, and see why we should repeal ObamaCare here:
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Our action item, to FAX US Senators, is here:
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We must act fast to stop this threat to the future of our republic.

Gary Franchi
National Director
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THE ELKINS PLAN – NO COST CARE FOR SENIORS

 

Seniors: are you worried Medicare and Social Security will not be there when you retire? Do you worry no one will be there to help you if you live alone?

Gen. John Elkins offers a ingenious, simple, common-sense plan that assures quality care around the clock, a life of unimaginable luxury that will not cost taxpayers a single dime.

Gen. John M. Elkins and Mrs. Elkins

THE “ELKINS” PLAN

Gen. John Elkins designed a simple, two-part plan: Let’s put the seniors in jail, and the criminals in nursing homes.

ELKINS PLAN – PART ‘A’ | SENIORS

  • senior citizens would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
  • They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.
  • The seniors would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.
  • Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
  • A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
  • They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
  • They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education.
  • Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P.J.’s and legal aid would be free on request.
  • Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.
  • Each senior citizen could have a P.C. a T.V., radio and daily phone calls.
  • There would be a board of directors to hear complaints and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.

ELKINS PLAN – PART ‘B’ | CRIMINALS

  • The “criminals” would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised.
  • Lights would be turned off at 8pm, and showers once a week.
  • There would be no cable, no radios, no cell phones, and no get well cards.
  • Very few if no visitors.
  • The criminals would live in a tiny room and pay $5,000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.
  • With this plan, there would be justice for all without ever-increasing burdens upon the tax payer’s dollars!

 

HALL SUPPORTS STATE OF TEXAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT:  Janet Poppleton

March 25, 2010

  WASHINGTON, DC. . .  Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX/4) joined Texas Republicans today in holding a press conference in the Capitol in support of the Texas Attorney General’s court challenge to the health care reform bill that the President signed into law on Tuesday.

            “This health care bill encroaches on the rights of the States as outlined in the Constitution,” Hall said.  “It imposes new federal Medicaid enrollment standards and dramatic   Medicaid spending increases on the States, including mandatory spending of more than $24 billion in the State of Texas.”

            On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and 12 state attorneys general filed a legal action challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law.  They contend that the new law infringes upon Americans’ protected individual liberties, encroaches upon the states’ guaranteed sovereignty, forces states to spend billions of additional dollars on entitlement programs, and violates the Tenth Amendment, which states that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states or the people.

             “These are legitimate concerns – among many others – in the President’s health care law,” Hall said.  “I support this court challenge, and I am also cosponsoring several bills in the House to repeal the Democrats’ flawed health care reforms and to prevent funds from being used for their implementation.”

            “This law is a massive expansion of government control of one-sixth of the economy and does not have the support of a majority of the people nor bipartisan support from the Congress,” Hall reiterated.  “My constituents are overwhelmingly against this radical change and are worried about the cost of these reforms on taxpayers, the fear of rising health care costs and rationing of care, and a government takeover of our health care system.”

             Hall also repeated his concerns about the deals that were made to achieve the votes for passage.  “Deals were made in the Senate in exchange for votes, and until a week ago, the House did not have the votes to pass this bill.  Under the statute of limitations, we have five years to investigate what happened and prosecute those who offered or accepted bribes in exchange for their vote.  The American people deserve to know the truth.”

Texas Health Care Press Conference

Texas Health Care Press Conference

HALL SUPPORTS REPEAL OF PRESIDENT’S

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT:  Janet Poppleton

March 23, 2010

 WASHINGTON, DC . . . Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX/4) announced today that he is cosponsoring two bills to repeal the health care reform legislation passed by Democrats on Sunday and signed into law today by President Obama.  He is cosponsoring another bill that would prevent any funds from being spent to implement those health care reforms. 

             “The Democrats ignored the will of the majority of Americans and crammed this bill through the House,” Hall said.  “They used special favors and political tactics to gain the votes of wavering Democrats, but this battle is not over.  My conservative colleagues and I who voted our districts and opposed this bill will not give up until we overturn this bill and start over with some common-sense reforms that all Americans and both political parties can support.”

            “Americans had a year to consider the President’s health reform proposals – and time and again, they rejected this costly government takeover of health care,” Hall said.  “But the President and Democrats in Congress chose not to listen to the people and instead pushed this bill through.”  The measure passed by a narrow vote of 219 – 212 late Sunday evening, with all Republicans and 34 Democrats voting against it.”

             Hall is a cosponsor of bills introduced by Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  He also is a cosponsor of a bill introduced by Rep. Ted Poe of Texas to prohibit funding to implement or enforce the individual mandate to purchase health insurance – a provision that raises Constitutional questions and could result in the hiring of thousands of IRS agents to enforce the mandate.

            “This flawed legislation will increase the burden on taxpayers, place current health care plans at risk, reduce benefits to our seniors, pave the way for rationing of health care and federal funding of abortions, and cost jobs,” Hall said.  “I will add my name to any and all legitimate efforts to repeal this costly and intrusive government takeover of health care.”

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Myth of Pro-Life Democrat – Eagle Forum

Schlafly:  Health care vote exposes the myth of the "pro-life Democrat"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2010
CONTACT: Suzanne Bibby, suzanne@eagleforum.org
Washington, D.C. – Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following remarks after the public announcement that formerly pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak (D-MI) will cast a “yes” vote for the Senate health care bill today in the House.
UPDATE: Just before 11pm Eastern, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) by a vote of 219 to 212 (Roll Call 165).

“It is naïve for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as ‘pro-life,’ to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama’s first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion.”

“Not only would an Executive Order be rendered meaningless in the face of Congress passing legislation which actively provides for the massive expansion and funding of abortion services, but anyone who doubts the abortion tsunami which awaits this bill becoming law lives in a fantasy world.”

“Barack Obama has lined every existing federal agency with the most dedicated pro-abortion ideologues, and we know that he will continue this pattern of pro-abortion appointments when it comes time for him to fill the over-100 bureaucracies created to administer his socialized health care program.”

“Any formerly pro-life Democrat who voted ‘Yes’ on the Senate health care bill tonight will be forever remembered as being among the deciding votes which facilitated the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade.”

“Mr. Stupak and his Democrat followers have now clarified that you cannot be pro-life and be a Democrat. If abortion was truly their biggest issue, they wouldn’t willfully align themselves with the Party of Death.”

“This vote has exposed the myth of the ‘pro-life Democrat.’ With this single vote, the Democratic Party has divided our nation into the Democrat Party of Death and the Republican Party of Life, and future elections will never be the same.”

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