I know that I don’t usually post much about politics, but this is family related and of interest to our family because we are hoping and praying that ObamaCare does not get implemented. We also applaud the Virginia judge who has the best interest of the citizens of the state of Virginia at heart as he goes into legal battle regarding mandatory healthcare for everyone. May more judges and legislators join him in this fight for our constitutional rights!
Here is an excerpt from Betsy McCaughey from her Opinion Story on Wall Street Journal.
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A federal court denies the government’s motion to dismiss the challenge
By: Betsy McCaughey August 4, 2010
Last November, a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if it was constitutional for Congress to require Americans to buy health insurance. Ms. Pelosi responded, “Are you serious?”
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson got serious. He denied Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the state of Virginia challenging the new health law. His ruling stated that it is far from certain Congress has the authority to compel Americans to buy insurance and penalize those who don’t.
Judge Hudson’s ruling paved the way for a trial to begin on October 18, with possible appeals all the way to the Supreme Court, a lengthy process. Some states will likely delay creating insurance exchanges and slow down other costly preparations for ObamaCare until its constitutionality is determined by this case.
If mandatory insurance is declared unconstitutional, the entire health law could collapse like a house of cards.
Judge Hudson ruled that the court must do what Congress failed to do-apply the Constitution.
Ms. McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of “Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn It” (Encounter, 2010). For more information, visit Defend Your Healthcare.US
This is additional information from an email we received with the article above, just for those interested:
The enactment of the Obama health law is a bruising blow to American freedom and medical excellence. But the war is not over. There can be no negotiation between freedom and coercion.