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Join the Class Action Lawsuit against Obamacare Filed By Attorney Van Irion In Tennessee
http://www.obamacareclassaction.com/index.php ^ | 4-9-2010 | Van Irion

Posted on 04/14/2010 9:40:26 PM PDT by Whenifhow

Van Irion, Constitutional Attorney and candidate for the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee filed a constitutional challenge to the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” yesterday at 2pm at the United States District Court in Chattanooga, TN.

Irion said he considered taking this step after his trip to Nashville last month to support the Health Care Freedom Act and other bills proposed to protect Tennessean’s against Obamacare. “It became evident to me that the Attorney General was unlikely to take action. Tuesday’s announcement simply confirmed what I suspected.”

Irion says that the AG’s analysis misses the point. “Mr. Cooper bases his conclusion about the constitutionality of the Tennessee state bills on the assumption that the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is per se constitutional. That is the very issue at stake here. Is the PPACA constitutional or not? If not, then states have every right to defend themselves from its enforcement.”

Irion ‘s suit will be challenging the constitutionality Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on behalf of a lead citizens of Tennessee. He says that individuals, companies, and groups wishing to join the suit as plaintiffs can contact him personally at

van@van4congress.org

http://www.van4congress.org/contact/obamacare-class-action/.

Tony Shreeve - Campaign Manager

H: 865-940-1119

C: 423-258-3700

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The Official Complaint

Complaint filed 4/8/10 in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

The complaint is a notice to the defendants, Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the United States, of the nature of the claims. The complaint does not require or contain a full legal argument at this stage. A complete legal brief of the unconstitutionality of Obamacare will be made after the defendants answer the complaint.

Shreeve v Obama et al (click to download)

http://www.obamacareclassaction.com/obamacare-complaint.pdf

Van Irion Speaks About the Obamacare Class Action Lawsuit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRnDQU830pw&feature=player_embedded

Van Irion Speaks About the unconstitutionality of Obamacare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbpCJjChBg&feature=player_embedded


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; bho44; bhohealthcare; classaction; economy; elections; healthcare; lping; obama; obamacare; obamacareclassaction; socialisthealthcare; teaparty; vanirion; vanirionforcongress; wethepeople; wethepeoplevsobama
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can anyone join the class action against Obamacare?

A. Any US citizen or company can join as a plaintiff to the action by filling out the form HERE.

Q. Will it cost me anything to join the class action against Obamacare?

A. No, Attorney Van Irion is litigating the case pro bono and is covering the court costs personally.

Q. What happens next in the case?

A. The complaint will be amended to add all of the co-plaintiffs that have volunteered to join. The amended complaint will then be served on the defendants and they will be required to answer. They may do so by filing a counter motion or by filing an "Answer" to the claims in the complaint.

Q. What specifically is the case challenging?

A. Three claims are made in the complaint:

1. Abuse of Authority - The actions of the Defendants are not within the scope of authority granted them by the U.S. Constitution. 2. Violation of 10th Amendment - The actions of the Defendants violate the explicit limitations in the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 3. Breach of Oath of Office - The actions of the Defendants represent a breach of the Defendants’ duties contained within their oaths of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution.

Q. Are there other attorneys on the case?

A. Several constitutional attorneys have offered their assistance pro bono for this case. We have a well skilled team to make this challenge.

Q. How is this case different from the other lawsuits filed against Obamacare?

A. This case has unique causes of action, as outlined above, that directly challenge the erroneous "Commerce Clause" and "General Welfare Clause" precedents of the Supreme Court. The interpretation of past courts have essentially rendered moot any limitations on the Federal government established in the Constitution.

The Commerce clause argument and the 10th Amendment argument were intended to be complimentary, just like those two parts of the Constitution are complimentary. They are opposite sides of the same coin. The argument is also about Canons of Legal Interpretation: Any interpretation of a single clause that negates the overall purpose of a law, contract, or other document, must be wrong. Such a clause can be included to create exceptions to an overall rule, but in those cases, the clause must be very clear about its limitations in reference to the overall purpose of the document. The scope of such exceptions must be clear and the courts must interpret them as narrowly as possible. The actions of Congress over the past 70 years have become the illustration that the "Commerce Clause" and the "General Welfare Clause" were misinterpreted as many years ago.

1 posted on 04/14/2010 9:40:26 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

This guy sounds like a good fellow. He should be supported along with his case. Did they file it already?


2 posted on 04/14/2010 9:45:06 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Frantzie

The Official Complaint

Complaint filed 4/8/10 in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

The complaint is a notice to the defendants, Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the United States, of the nature of the claims. The complaint does not require or contain a full legal argument at this stage. A complete legal brief of the unconstitutionality of Obamacare will be made after the defendants answer the complaint.

Shreeve v Obama et al

http://www.obamacareclassaction.com/obamacare-complaint.pdf


3 posted on 04/14/2010 9:46:07 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks. My apologies - I reread it after I posted. All the Tea Party folks should support being plaintiffs in this class action. Awesome.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 9:47:33 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Whenifhow; socialismisinsidious; LucyT

Q. Can anyone join the class action against Obamacare?

A. Any US citizen or company can join as a plaintiff to the action by filling out the form HERE.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 9:47:44 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow; ExTexasRedhead

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of us joined this lawsuit as much as I don’t like class actions suits?


6 posted on 04/14/2010 9:56:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Frantzie
Grace, Peace and Blessing to the Attorney/Candidate and all his supporters.
7 posted on 04/14/2010 9:58:02 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: Whenifhow

I just signed up. Let’s spread this around - would love to get millions.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 10:08:27 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: Whenifhow
Q. Can anyone join the class action against Obamacare?
A. Any US citizen or company can join as a plaintiff to the action by filling out the form HERE.

Hussein would have a problem signing up.

9 posted on 04/14/2010 10:36:44 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

Do I need to provide my birth certificate?

Will they accept a real one showing birth in the USA and not a poor COLB forgery?

;-)


10 posted on 04/14/2010 10:51:59 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Whenifhow; GailA
~~ping~~

I just happened to run across this one when checking "obamacare" keyword. Another cause to support. If you know of anyone having a Tennessee ping list, might give 'em a shout out.

11 posted on 04/14/2010 11:30:51 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: freekitty

My first thought was, since this is a Class Action, if we win, I wonder what kind of discount coupons we’ll win.

(When it comes to Class Action suits, I’m always snarky.)


12 posted on 04/15/2010 3:55:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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bookmark for later


13 posted on 04/15/2010 4:01:52 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Greetings, and how are you today, comrade?)
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To: Whenifhow
OCA
14 posted on 04/15/2010 5:24:48 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Whenifhow

ping


15 posted on 04/15/2010 5:29:48 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: ForGod'sSake

Picked up and passed on, and posted to my face book page. What started as a family page has now become almost totally political took about 2 weeks!


16 posted on 04/15/2010 6:14:12 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

You can join this effort on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111856555503423&ref=mf&v=info#!/group.php?v=info&ref=mf&gid=111856555503423


17 posted on 04/15/2010 6:38:24 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: GailA
What started as a family page has now become almost totally political took about 2 weeks!

Understood. I signed up on Facebook sometime last year because one of my daughters asked me to. I never spent much time there because I spend most of my time online on FR. I didn't really feel the need to become more engaged until running into some moonbats spreading unmitigated bovine scatology(ahem). I gently confronted(attacked) the moonbats with rational, fact based debate(peppered with a few ad hominems) only to be summarily booted, along with five or six fellow patriots doing same, from Facebook. OK fine, it was their page, but it once again demonstrated their complete lack of understanding of the issues facing the country. Appealing with their time honored warm and fuzzies and flinging ad hominems was their ONLY defense.

Long story short, I signed back up under a different name, email, etc. I asked my daughter who had observed the fireworks if she wanted to be my friend. She said she enjoyed the show but never realized I was such a meany and that she would get back to me; she hasn't. ;^)  Fact is I politely decline any requests for friends with a lame excuse of one kind or another.

18 posted on 04/15/2010 11:29:30 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I repost some of the articles from FR on my face book, all the people who are my confirmed friends are as conservative as I am, my poor husband is the one who is not political at all. He votes conservative but doesn’t get involved like I do. Truth doesn’t make one mean. It may hurt, but it will set you FREE.

I know you wouldn’t be surprised that very few people I run into shopping know what was in obamanationcare. Every chance I get I educate and tell them to go google it. I use the Medicare cut & gut and ask them if they can take a 21% pay cut, and that their health ins is going up 17%, and the commie rep we have voted to saddle them with 35 new taxes in that law and wants the VAT on top of that, then I give them one Charlotte Bergmann’s hand outs. She is another of those strong out spoken conservative black business women. I’m in district 9 in Memphis.


19 posted on 04/15/2010 12:14:55 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Would that we were all doing as much for the cause. BTW, and taken in context, my daughter’s characterization of me as a “meany” was more a compliment than anything else. Bless her heart!


20 posted on 04/15/2010 12:45:29 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I can’t do much with $$, fixed income SS. But I can use what resources I have, my voice and emails. My TN Eagle Forum leader is the best informed around. She then informs thousands of others. :)


21 posted on 04/15/2010 1:06:48 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Whenifhow; 17th Miss Regt; 2001convSVT; 2ndDivisionVet; A_Former_Democrat; A_Tradition_Continues; ..
I wasn't paying close enough attention when I scanned through this article the first time and missed something. You don't have to live in Tennessee; ANYONE can join this class action suit. So, in the interests of making sure the 10th Amendment Division® is aware of this opportunity to get your name in lights...

FWIW, I'm joining, but make up your own minds. I would like to see his list go from 5000 to 5,000,000, give or take a few. ;^)

If inclined, join HERE

22 posted on 04/17/2010 11:08:02 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Just signed up


23 posted on 04/17/2010 11:12:42 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Hell frickin yes I joined it. PASS IT AROUND


24 posted on 04/17/2010 11:14:27 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 007girl; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; absolootezer0; afnamvet; Afronaut; airborne; ajolympian2004; ...

JOIN UP AND PASS AROUND


25 posted on 04/17/2010 11:15:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Thank you! The sheer numbers this effort could generate if it were to go viral would send a message to the court that could NOT be ignored. They may choose to reject it but they couldn't ignore it. I submit one million joining the suit would make a serious impact. Could even the dinomedia pretend it didn't exist if it were to hit five million???

And even if we personally don't want to get our names on "a list", helping to spread the word to others would be a great help.

26 posted on 04/17/2010 11:26:25 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: ForGod'sSake
And even if we personally don't want to get our names on "a list", helping to spread the word to others would be a great help.

As members of Free Republic, our names are already on a list. You can bet on that.

27 posted on 04/18/2010 4:54:30 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Whenifhow; jacknhoo; rodneyd; Devman; J. Austin Becton; Tes2fy; republican4sure; slowbeam; ...

Sent to all Tennessee FReepers


28 posted on 04/18/2010 5:02:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Whenifhow

Let’s roll.


29 posted on 04/18/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Whenifhow; ForGod'sSake

I’m in. Being on one more list won’t hurt.


30 posted on 04/18/2010 7:15:38 AM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Whenifhow; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...
Suing the government is damn patriotic if you ask me. This guy seems on the up-and-up.



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!
View past Libertarian pings here
31 posted on 04/18/2010 7:17:00 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Whenifhow

Van Irion is running for Zack Wamp’s seat. Zack is leaving the house to run for Governor of Tennessee. Van’s a solid candidate who’se views are conservative. I’ve met him once, and hope to do so again.

I’ve signed on to this class action suit. I don’t know whether it will bring about any positive result or not, but just having a huge number of signatures is a good indication of the strong sentiments against the government takeover of health care that we’re witnessing in the new USSA.


32 posted on 04/18/2010 7:33:42 AM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: bamahead

33 posted on 04/18/2010 7:34:30 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: pissant
bump

thought you might be interested:

Citizens Opposed to Health Care Law Join Lawsuit Against Democratic Leaders

Fox News ^ | 4-13-2010 | Lauren Miller

Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:15:55 AM by Whenifhow


34 posted on 04/18/2010 7:35:00 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: savedbygrace
My first thought was, since this is a Class Action, if we win, I wonder what kind of discount coupons we’ll win.

If it wins, you get a $10 off coupon on your next colonoscopy. If it loses, your next colonoscopy is free - and mandatory.

35 posted on 04/18/2010 7:35:26 AM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: ForGod'sSake; All

Done!

On a side....I would like to remind anyone living in Van Irion’s 3rd District in Tennessee that he is running for Congress. I am an Ohio resident, but after signing the suit, I reviewed his website, exchanged some correspondence with him and am decidedly wishing there were many more Van Irions out there. I hope that other Freepers would also find him to be an excellent conservative candidate deserving of support in November 2010!

http://www.van4congress.org/


36 posted on 04/18/2010 7:39:40 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Whenifhow; rodneyd; Devman; J. Austin Becton; Tes2fy; republican4sure; slowbeam; TN4Bush; ...

Ping to Tennessee Freepers!


37 posted on 04/18/2010 9:05:48 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli FL 8 --- Eric Forcade FL 10 --- Allen West FL 22 --- Marco Rubio --- Bill McCollum)
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To: Whenifhow; ForGod'sSake; bert
I'm in.

Thanks for the pings, ForGod'sSake and bert.

38 posted on 04/18/2010 9:08:36 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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To: houeto
As members of Free Republic, our names are already on a list.

We're be in good company for the most part; I couldn't be prouder! ;^)

39 posted on 04/18/2010 9:33:10 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: dynachrome
I’m in. Being on one more list won’t hurt.

Sortof the way I look at it. Besides, as an early boomer I feel a sense of responsibility and an obligation to aright the malfeasance we allowed our "leaders" to get away with. Much of the damage to our country happened on my watch and it gives me no small amount of heartburn. If that sense of obligation puts me on "lists", I'm ok with that. Much worse could happen.

40 posted on 04/18/2010 9:56:42 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: Kimberly GG

Thank you and thanks for the info.


41 posted on 04/18/2010 9:58:43 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: Markos33
I'm in. Thanks for the pings...

Thank you and you're welcome. I would like for this to go viral just to see the level of support it could get. Since it's open to all comers, the potential for it to reach a critical mass and make an enormous statement is an appealing possibility. The email chains, facebook and twitter exposure could make that happen, so maybe we'll see just what algore's invention can do...

42 posted on 04/18/2010 10:11:21 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I just hope the emails I used to send Clinton are not stored somewhere. hehe.


43 posted on 04/18/2010 10:33:50 AM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Lady Jag

Amen!


44 posted on 04/18/2010 11:01:56 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: dynachrome
I just hope the emails I used to send Clinton are not stored somewhere.

Heh. Once they discovered it was from one o' them "right wingnuts" it probably went straight to the recycle bin -- after putting you on their "list". ;^)

45 posted on 04/18/2010 12:19:46 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: pissant; Las Vegas Ron; Syncro; Hildy; LucyT

Thanks for the ping, signed and sent on.


46 posted on 04/18/2010 2:02:18 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Sharon Angle has the Right Angle)
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To: Whenifhow

thanks


47 posted on 04/18/2010 7:32:02 PM PDT by mel
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To: Whenifhow; pissant

Bump and will sign.


48 posted on 04/18/2010 8:14:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All; Whenifhow

Reading Van Irion’s website, this man is on my WOW! list and worth supporting. He’s the Constitutional Conservative that Michele Bachmann talks about.


49 posted on 04/18/2010 9:30:49 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun; Frantzie; freekitty; no dems; bronxville; Libloather; ForGod'sSake; savedbygrace; ...

OVER 10,000 AMERICANS JOIN LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMACARE

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496593/posts
http://www.prweb.com/printer/3892154.htm


50 posted on 04/20/2010 4:53:56 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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