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SC's Attorney General Will Challenge Health Care Bill (Health Care Bill Unconstitutional)
CarolinaLive.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | Continuous News Desk

Posted on 03/22/2010 5:02:26 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american

After the U.S. House's historic vote Sunday night passing the health care reform bill, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued the following statement:

"The health care legislation Congress passed tonight is an assault against the Constitution of the United States. It contains various provisions and federal mandates that are clearly unconstitutional and must not be allowed to stand.

A legal challenge by the States appears to be the only hope of protecting the American people from this unprecedented attack on our system of government. The key question involved is whether personal freedom, state sovereignty and constitutional law will survive in America for future generations.

As attorney general for the State of South Carolina, I have sworn an oath to uphold and defend both our state and federal constitutions. I therefore intend to join with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in challenging the constitutionality of this profoundly unwise legislation. We will take our case to the United States Supreme Court if necessary.

After an extensive conference call tonight, I am optimistic that the attorneys general of Texas, Nebraska, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Alabama will be joining this effort as well."


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This health care bill is unconstitutional. There are a number of articles covering this legal challenge to Obama.
1 posted on 03/22/2010 5:02:27 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: real_patriotic_american

Challenge away! Nothing is going to come of it. Satan and the Democrats have prevailed and freeloaders never met an entitlement they didn’t like.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 5:04:59 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: LottieDah

Geez, I’m sure glad you didn’t blog for General Washington....


3 posted on 03/22/2010 5:07:08 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: real_patriotic_american
The Constitution is just words, just paper, for Obama. He doesn't care, what it says, as long as HE gets HIS way.

He has yet to prove he is Constitutionally eligible to be the POTUS.

4 posted on 03/22/2010 5:08:16 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: DYngbld

That’s what the courts are for.

Yes, Barry is not a natural born citizen either.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 5:10:11 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: LottieDah

Thanks for the negative post. Fight or be a sheep.

LAws get overturned. McCain Feingold was gutted. The Rostenkowski bill was repeealed and he was chased by seniors and driven out of office.

The VA AG Ken Cuccinelli is also onboard and soemone said he is pretty sure they can get a fast track to SCOTUS.


6 posted on 03/22/2010 5:10:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

I heard that this case has some punch from Virginia.


7 posted on 03/22/2010 5:13:10 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: LottieDah
Challenge away! Nothing is going to come of it

I bet you kept saying the same thing about McCain/Feingold too...until the SCUTOS eviscerated that bill.

8 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:39 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: real_patriotic_american

If this ends up before the Supreme Court, never ever forget that Lindsey Graham voted to confirm the “Wise Latina”.


9 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:59 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (The shattered skulls of tyrants should be used for traction under the boots of justice. T. Nugent)
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To: real_patriotic_american

I wish I knew more. VA AG Ken Cuccinelli is a very smart guy U ov VA Engineering undergrad and George Mason law degree. I have to think doctors, insurance companies and others may have started the legal research to kill this months ago.

I need to find out how Ken C hopes to fast track this to SCOTUS.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 5:18:02 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: real_patriotic_american

Ken Cuccinelli will not sit down and shut-up.


11 posted on 03/22/2010 5:18:12 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: PalmettoMason

Lindsay Graham’s pal McCain gave us McCain Feingold which gave us the 2006/2008 Dem Congress and Ovbama.

Lindsay now wants amnesty and cap & tax.


12 posted on 03/22/2010 5:19:27 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: LottieDah

So are you of the same opinion that someone had yesterday in The Charlotte Observer - “Smile and enjoy it” ?

BTW, I think Satan thought he had prevailed on Good Friday. How’d that work out for him?


13 posted on 03/22/2010 5:19:50 AM PDT by illinifan (we have not yet begun to fight)
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To: real_patriotic_american

Bill McCollum here in Florida said he will also fight this thing.

This whole mess makes me ill. We’ll just have to vote them all out in November - well, the ones who can be voted out. And as far as the bc thing? forget it. No one is going to touch BO. Eve3n if they did, Congress won’t impeach him. Too many sweet midnight deals going on. That much is transparent.


14 posted on 03/22/2010 5:20:42 AM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one corrupt politician at a time)
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To: real_patriotic_american

Here is looking at a new day, a new battle.

And here is hoping all the evidence of Obamas usurped ascension into the Whitehouse comes to light, the people have STANDING.


15 posted on 03/22/2010 5:20:51 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: real_patriotic_american

I’m sure the distinguished Senator from South Carolina, Lyndsey Graham, will tsk-tsk this uncouth behavior. After all, we should reach across the aisle and work with our friends of the democrat party.

After this weekend watch this buffoon continue to “work with” Kerry on “bi-partisan” immigration deform.


16 posted on 03/22/2010 5:21:40 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: humble and shy

Don’t say forget it about anything. We have to fight this and the AG’s in as many states as possible need to join in. Don’t pin all your hops on just Nov 2010. This bill needs to be killed. Citizens, seniors, doctors, insurance companies and others need to fight with the AG’s.


17 posted on 03/22/2010 5:22:59 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: humble and shy

Also, Texas AG Abbott pushing the issue.


18 posted on 03/22/2010 5:24:48 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: Frantzie

Wow, this is lighting up like a roman candle! I’m seeing a number of ways this bill will be reversed!


19 posted on 03/22/2010 5:26:30 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: Frantzie
We have to fight this and the AG’s in as many states as possible need to join in.

By the end of this week my guess is that AG's in at least a dozen states, possibly many more, will also challenge.

20 posted on 03/22/2010 5:28:46 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: real_patriotic_american

We need to encourage threads here on how to attack this thing. Not these rehashes on their victroy dance, posts about foreign countries or other nonsense.

These AGs lawsuits are one way to fight back. We need to come up with as many ways as possible to resist.


21 posted on 03/22/2010 5:28:56 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: BluH2o

We need to work to enccourage and push these cases. A main one that gets fast tracked and then ones in each state. Some strategy. Other people suggested suing Pelosi in every state. Maybe Stupak too.

We have to fight conventionally to get this fast tracked but also unconventionally (legally) but resist.


22 posted on 03/22/2010 5:33:52 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: real_patriotic_american

I think the AGs are on the right track. As soon as anyone sees the brief please post it.

of isterest, Stupak soled his sorry a$$ for 3 airport improvement projects and a worthless piece of paper. Should something happen to Obama and Biden before we take back the House in Nov., “Queen” Nancy becomes Pres. and voids the EO just signed.

Nice going “Stuge-Pack”!


23 posted on 03/22/2010 5:38:01 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP

Airport kickback for Stupak!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2476680/posts


24 posted on 03/22/2010 5:41:41 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Frantzie

Aman to that!


25 posted on 03/22/2010 5:47:16 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: WellyP

I’d like to see a criminal investigation into the deal with Stupak.


26 posted on 03/22/2010 5:48:08 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: Frantzie
The VA AG Ken Cuccinelli is also onboard and soemone said he is pretty sure they can get a fast track to SCOTUS.

Fast track to the court that gave us the Kelo decision which basically eliminates private property rights in favor of higher tax receipts?

Sorry, after Kelo I have no faith whatsoever in our Supreme Court. If we no longer have private property rights we have lost our Republic. Read Mark Levin's book Men in Black....

27 posted on 03/22/2010 5:50:15 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Thermalseeker

The Supreme Court that shredded McCain Feingold a month or so ago.

The same McCain fake conservatives are campaigning for. I know Levin’s book. What do you suggest and don’t pin all your hops on Nov 2010.


28 posted on 03/22/2010 5:53:14 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

Va has the best chance of getting it through to the USSC because of they are under the 3rd Circuit - otherwise known as the Rocket Docket.

The 3rd is THE quickest Court with a reputation for fast tracking - they are the direct opposite of the 9th Circus - while the 9th if overturned repeatedly every year, the 3rd rarely is overturned.


29 posted on 03/22/2010 5:54:11 AM PDT by Brytani (Good Morning Comrades!!! FUBO)
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To: Brytani

Whoo Hoo! The Rocket Docket! Many Thanks! Awesome.

Ken Cuccinelli for President 2012.


30 posted on 03/22/2010 5:56:57 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: real_patriotic_american

As of yesterday there were at least 38 states that were planning on filing individually or taking part in the Texas/Abbot filing. Some had a count of over 40 states.

With 38 States against this, we can bypass the USSC and go straight to a Constitutional Amendment.

2/3 of the States can introduce an Amendment, the House and Senate at that time must send it to the States for ratification where 3/4 much approve.

Do the math, with 38 we win.


31 posted on 03/22/2010 6:03:03 AM PDT by Brytani (Good Morning Comrades!!! FUBO)
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To: Frantzie
We need to come up with as many ways as possible to resist.

In SC, first John Spratt and then Lindsey Graham. Check out Spratt's opponent in SC-5, Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney for Congress
32 posted on 03/22/2010 6:05:06 AM PDT by illinifan (we have not yet begun to fight)
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To: illinifan
oops, wrong link - let's try that again.
Mulvaney for Congress
33 posted on 03/22/2010 6:06:52 AM PDT by illinifan (we have not yet begun to fight)
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To: Frantzie
What do you suggest and don’t pin all your hops on Nov 2010.

I'm all for every constitutional challenge that anyone can muster. Never said anything otherwise. I'm just not giddy with anticipation that the SCOTUS is certain to overturn this bill. I'll be very surprised if they even agree to hear the case. Even if they do agree to hear it, given the direction that most rulings they have handed down over the past 10 years have gone, I'm not at all optimistic that this will be overturned......

34 posted on 03/22/2010 6:08:27 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Brytani

Great post! I heard that we might have 40. I like that math too!

You wrote-

“As of yesterday there were at least 38 states that were planning on filing individually or taking part in the Texas/Abbot filing. Some had a count of over 40 states.

With 38 States against this, we can bypass the USSC and go straight to a Constitutional Amendment.

2/3 of the States can introduce an Amendment, the House and Senate at that time must send it to the States for ratification where 3/4 much approve.

Do the math, with 38 we win.”


35 posted on 03/22/2010 6:17:03 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: WellyP

Stupak’s Republican challenger just became one of the most important Republicans in the US (American Spectator quote).

Once the people of Stupak’s district learn of the bribe on top of the pro-life sell out, he should be gone in November (he was a shoe-in to keep his seat before yesterday).

A year late BUT David Horowitz yesterday found a video of Stupak from last year when Health Care first came up for a vote. He didn’t know he was being taped and said flat out he was voting for it, regardless of what it said about abortion or federal funding there of.

I have not checked today the number of hits the video has but yesterday it was going viral.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=287806148754

WOW, just looked - he has over 12,000 followers now on Facebook alone. He had 200 before Stupak did his Judas trick!!!! Excellent


36 posted on 03/22/2010 6:28:47 AM PDT by Brytani (Good Morning Comrades!!! FUBO)
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To: real_patriotic_american

Go get this bill.....and kill it dead


37 posted on 03/22/2010 6:33:30 AM PDT by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: real_patriotic_american

Can we get 38 or 40 states? Anyone checked on the Constitutional Amendment? We need to resist and fight any and every way we can.

I am trying to think of states that would NOT go along?

HI, VT, IL, MI(?), NY(?), CT(?), OR(?), WA(?), CA(?), RI (?) and probably MD???

We need to keep this thread and idea alive.


38 posted on 03/22/2010 8:06:21 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

Hummmmm, it’s logical that California would go along with a challenge to this bill since Arnold has indicated that the State can’t handle it. Also, California’s warm weather draws in an enormous amount of senior citizens who then rely on their Medicare.


39 posted on 03/22/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: real_patriotic_american

Good point. We have to get the seniors against this nightmare now.


40 posted on 03/22/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

The “baby boomers” are growing in numbers. That will go heavily against the DemocRats in the 2010 midterms.


41 posted on 03/22/2010 8:24:46 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: real_patriotic_american

Baby Boomers need to wake up because we have very very little time to turn this around (USA). If not they are so screwed. Forget about any retirement for baby boomers if Hussein is not stopped.

We have to see if we can get this 38 state Constitutional challenge going.


42 posted on 03/22/2010 8:30:26 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Brytani

Benishek is up to almost 14,000 people on FaceBook.

He has a pay pal set up. Sound slike a good guy.


43 posted on 03/22/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

We can stop Hussein!

To have the bill ruled unconstitutional, it only takes one strong State (we have many more than that).

Agreed! As I mentioned, I believe we have 40 States to amend Hussein’s bill.


44 posted on 03/22/2010 8:44:54 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: ForGod'sSake; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Ping!
45 posted on 03/22/2010 4:29:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks Civ. Busy day! Doing my best to ping unique articles and big developments on the socialized medicine blowback and making sure the others are tagged. Many States appear to be getting the message and are making the right noises. God only knows we need their help.


46 posted on 03/22/2010 5:19:27 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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