Some “conservatives” who were chanting “repeal” back in September and October are now offering excuses for GOP lawmakers’ refusal to honor their promise to repeal Obamacare. Insisting that repealing is now too tough, too difficult, too drastic for the American people who have been demanding it, this group has managed to make itself as pathetic as the GOP itself. If only repealing Obamacare was as easy as, say, the 6 previous times the GOP House successfully voted to repeal it knowing Obama would veto their legislation.
Excerpt from: “Three Top Conservative Groups Condemn GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill” : “The House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of Obamacare but expands upon them.” (Michael Needham, Heritage Action)
Repeal and do NOT replace! Thank you, Dr. Michael Farris [see below]. How desperately we need to return to our Constitution!
Congressman Paul Ryan and his RINO posse want the same fundamental transformation as did Barack Obama. They want government in charge of your life. That is not the vision of our founders and it is unlawful. If you want a committee of bureaucratic planners making decisions for you and your neighbors, move to Canada or Europe.
The United States of America was built on the concepts of individual liberty and limited government. We are seeing very clearly that many in the GOP are no better than the Democrats. They are traitors bent on socialism and soft tyranny. They wish to rule over us, not represent us.
The Health Care Bill and the Constitution
by Michael Farris
For the purposes of this post, when I say “the Constitution” I mean the one written in Philadelphia not the one rewritten on First Street by nine judges.
The Constitution grants Congress only enumerated powers. The General Welfare Clause is not a broad grant of power whereby Congress can pass bills as they please.
It was actually written as a limit on power. When passing a law for an authorized purpose, it must be written in a way that promotes the general welfare of the nation, not some local or personal interest.
The General Welfare Clause was lifted from the Articles of Confederation. It meant the same in the Constitution as in the Articles. Anyone who thinks that Congress had broad implied powers under the Articles learned their history from the Common Core.
So. Here is the bottom line.
Congress has no power to replace Obamacare. Period.
Anyone who proposes or votes for a replacement can never again pretend to be a Constitutionalist.
Repeal. Don’t replace. That’s the Madison plan.