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Posted on 03/21/2010 9:30:36 PM PDT by NoobRep
ORLANDO, FL -- Moments after Congress voted to approve President Obama's health care legislation, Florida's Attorney General announced he will file a lawsuit to declare the bill unconstitutional.
Bill McCollum will join Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota to file a lawsuit against the federal government.
"The health care reform legislation passed by the U. S. House of Representatives this evening clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," McCollum said in a statement distributed late Sunday night.
"If the President signs this bill into law, we will file a lawsuit to protect the rights and the interests of American citizens."
McCollum will hold a press conference at his Orlando office Monday morning to discuss his plans.
Got get em AGgies!
Liberalism and PESSIMISM are both mental diseases!
Get off your asses and fight the bastards.
All Right! Texas finally got on board.
Statement from SC AG Henry McMaster:
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.”
I know it's been a day of bad news but I beg to differ. If enough states band together, the Federal government can't just ignore them. The real test hasn't even begun yet.
On the positive side, the Democrats have outed themselves as the new Communist party, and will be crushed at the polls accordingly. There are enough people out there who recognize this healthcare bill is unconstitutional, and won't just accept it as a done deal.
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We can contribute time and money for the Nov and 2012 elections and VOTE!
If the courts say no them convince 3/4 of the states to amend the Constitution. If liberal states wanted this they would have done what mass did.
The fight is only over for surrender monkeys like yourself. You should be ashamed of your defeatist attitude, with you in charge th U.S. would have never been formed.
I know how you feel. Our only hope is for an uprising. Maybe it will start with the state AG’s. If it’s thrown out by the courts or they lose because of liberal judges, maybe then secession will be seriously considered. I’d love to see that and see all the insurance companies leave Connecticut and move to Texas! Let the states that stay have obamacare. We’ll stick with what we got.
Add some cubes and a splash of water
God bless the people here, I would be loosing it.
Thelma louise pelosi is not a man.
You can’t challenge his eligibility until you GET HIM IN COURT. There is a REASON Obama is buying off anyone that comes close to getting him in to an actual court room, on ANYTHING....
[THERE will be NOTHING that can save this country..its a done deal.]
What I’m going to do once I post this to you is get down on my knees and pray. God has the final word.
Massachusetts Attorney General = Martha Coakley - don’t think a legal challenge from Massachusetts against the Health Care monstrosity will be in the offing.
excerpt of McCollum bio:
As Attorney General, Bills other priorities have included consumer protection; combating Medicaid fraud; improving the states security against terrorist threats; and fighting crimes against the elderly, especially identity theft.
Bill McCollum is a native Floridian, born in Brooksville. He graduated from Hernando High School and earned his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Florida.
After graduating from law school, Bill served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1972. In 1992 he retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander having served 23 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG).
From 1981 to 2001 Bill represented the people of Central Florida in the United States Congress. In 1989 he founded the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and was recognized as an expert on terrorism. Bill also served on the Judiciary committee, where he chaired the subcommittee on Crime. In addition, he served on the Banking and the Intelligence committees. Upon retiring from the House of Representatives in 2001, he was a partner with Baker and Hostetler, LLP, until he was elected as Attorney General. Bill served on the Board of Governors of the State University system of Florida from 2005 to 2006.
Ditto that. I went to Jackley’s site in SD to see if there was a presser out earlier and nothing, so THANKS for the cheer! Thank God SD finally has an AG with some spine as he's going after the EPA also!
Federal law does NOT trump state law if the federal law is fatally unconstitutional, which the personal mandate IS IMO. One way or another the SCOTUS will rule whether the personal mandate is Consitutional, and it’s not.
This guy thinks it comes down to Justice Kennedy.