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First in the Nation: Idaho House Passes Health Care Nullification
Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 02-16-2011 | Michael Boldin

Posted on 02/16/2011 2:11:53 PM PST by RepublicnotaDemocracy

In an historic vote in the Idaho House of Representatives, the Federal Health Care Nullification Act (originally authored by the Tenth Amendment Center) passed by a vote of 49-20.

House Bill 117 states:

"The state of Idaho hereby exercises its sovereign power to declare the public policy of the state of Idaho regarding the right of all persons residing in the state of Idaho in choosing the mode of securing health care services free from the imposition of penalties, or the threat thereof, by the federal government of the United States of America relating thereto"

The principle behind such legislation is nullification, which has a long history in the American tradition. When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned.

Implied in any nullification legislation is enforcement of the state law. In the Virginia Resolution of 1798, James Madison wrote of the principle of interposition:

"That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact, to which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact; as no further valid that they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them."

House Bill 117 expressly includes this principle

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; baraqhole; february2011; healthcare; idaho; jimmyquaeda2; nullification; obamacare; socialisthealthcare; statesrights; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 02/16/2011 2:11:57 PM PST by RepublicnotaDemocracy
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To: ForGod'sSake

Ping!


2 posted on 02/16/2011 2:13:57 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Way to go Idaho!

Hopefully many others will follow your lead!


3 posted on 02/16/2011 2:16:44 PM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy; holdonnow

Woah!!


4 posted on 02/16/2011 2:23:44 PM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Bravo Idaho!


5 posted on 02/16/2011 2:23:56 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: whatisthetruth

Yo - good job. Keep up the good work.


6 posted on 02/16/2011 2:24:31 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Bigun

Yes. Get it signed into law and other states should follow. Then get a BC law passed now.


7 posted on 02/16/2011 2:24:45 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: paulycy

I love Idaho! Way to go!


8 posted on 02/16/2011 2:24:50 PM PST by hillarys cankles
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy; All

KUDOS to Idaho!!!


9 posted on 02/16/2011 2:26:21 PM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots at best!!!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

I (and many other FReepers who have FReemailed me) would very much like a website that has information about states (maybe tabular), that allows easy comparison of the states, such as:

* Whether excellent legislation such as this passes
* gun laws
* right-to-work
* tax burden

For those many, many FReepers who are at some stage of considering a move, this would be very helpful.


10 posted on 02/16/2011 2:27:10 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Good for you, Idaho! I enjoyed 6 years living in the rustic hill country up in the panhandle (between Santa and Clarkia in Benewah County). There were self-sufficient citizens everywhere.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 2:27:56 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Wow! Nullification!

It’s on, Obama!


12 posted on 02/16/2011 2:29:02 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: hillarys cankles

Here’s a nod to you from Idaho.

The state legislators have been taking the usual abuse in the press, etc., because all the “authorities” claim that nullification is unconstitutional, obstructive, idiotic, moot.

Whatever. Screw ‘em anyway.

Dude, while I’m talking to you I have to say you’re carrying one of the most unusual, least enticing, nicknames I’ve seen on FR..heheh..what could be worse? “Billary’s Chancres” maybe?

Thanks for the shout out though....


13 posted on 02/16/2011 2:31:05 PM PST by dblup
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

6000% tax increase in potatoes forthcoming.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: TexasPatriot1

in = on.


15 posted on 02/16/2011 2:32:35 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Excellent

Of course the Federal government has a way of blackmailing states...."No money for you"....

16 posted on 02/16/2011 2:33:13 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Go, Idaho! You made us proud today.


17 posted on 02/16/2011 2:39:03 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Sacajaweau

That could be followed by “No tax revenue for you, Washington! We’ll keep it at home.”


18 posted on 02/16/2011 2:40:44 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: Sacajaweau

That could be followed by “No tax revenue for you, Washington! We’ll keep it at home.”


19 posted on 02/16/2011 2:40:57 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Good for Idaho!

The federal government should stay out of health care, period. Obamacare is as unconstitutional as Medicsre and Medicaid.

20 posted on 02/16/2011 2:42:54 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick ("I'm not going to shut up!" - Sarah Palin)
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