Skip to comments.McCollum to file lawsuit against health care bill
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.
I will be personally suing the Federal Govt.
What’s to prevent them from using tax dollars to defend themselves in these lawsuits like Obama is using the AG’s office to defend himself against the eligibility lawsuits?
Thanks for the link — I got their email a short time ago. A group is going to match up to $450 all donations to fund this lawsuit.
Can the AG’s get this fast tracked to SCOTUS?
We got MCCAIN-Feingold thrown out but it took too long.
MCCAIN-Feingold help bring about Dem Congress 2006/2008 and Obama 2008. And people don’t say it was bad GOP members etc etc. It was the TV Newsmedia attacking Repubs 100% 24x7x365 while they give Obama, Rangel, Dood and others a FREE pass on everything.
The Federal Gov't can't force individuals to buy something.
There was no tyranny in 1860-Lincoln won a fair election.
Thank you Bill McCollum.
That is why Brown was elected as Senator.
That was funny — at least I can still laugh tonight!
There is only one thing that needs to be taken out that will result in the whole bill collapsing, and it is the mandate to purchase government approved health insurance.
WOW. I have been advocating this for days.
And if that happens, the time has long since come for states to say, "Guess what, we don't care." It's time for we the people to say, "We don't care." We have been like frogs in a slowly heating pot of water for four decades. Now the water's boiling and if we don't hop out immediately, it won't matter.
MM (in TX)
Why do you think the Supreme Court will throw it out? On what grounds? Di you think they will refuse to hear from 38 states?
To our Prez I say...
Hate to burst your bubble, but that is NOT a “PERSONAL” lawsuit. See the words “in his official capacity”? That’s the difference.
Our tax dollars will be used to defend all of those named individuals as he is suing them AS representatives of the Fed. Government - NOT as individual citizens.
Not saying this lawsuit shouldn’t go forward. Just that one should understand the difference between a PERSONAL lawsuit and one filed against an agent of the government.
CHECK NUMBER 7 in the complaint which reads as follows:
“Each of the defendants is sued in his or her official capacity only.”
Again, they are not being PERSONALLY sued.
Can you sue an agent of the government PERSONALLY for acting in his or her “official capacity”? I don’t believe you can. Would be interested in hearing how you would PERSONALLY hold these people accountable for real damages.
Sorry — we were posting “over” each other... I understand where you are coming from, I just thought there were laws to protect our elected officials from personal lawsuits of that sort. I am not a lawyer either — just trying to understand where you all are coming from in regards to the personal lawsuits. I can’t see how one could even be filed against any of them personally.
Anyway, please God something is done here with Obama-Care and the gov't takeover of college loans... otherwise, this country is doomed.
And how about the IRS monitoring all the payments - what the heck!
In the words of John Paul Jones, “we have just begun to fight”. Get down on your knees, pray to God to deliver us from evil, and give us wisdom, courage, and stamina to face the long road ahead.
Then square your shoulders, and get ready to continue the fight. Never give up, and we will overcome.
If we as private citizens of the United States of America are even willing to entertain the notion of the legitimacy of this legislation, and are too cowardly to accept the prospect of consequence of ignoring it on the basis of its violation of the enumeration of powers in Article 1 Section 8... then we must ask ourselves a penetrating question: Do we really deserve a free republic?
The SCOTUS may have the last laugh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
We may have to start another country. We may even have to die! But defeat is not an option... unless we are cowards unworthy of freedom.
The Federal government cannot mandate that someone buy a product and if they don’t, fine and imprison them. This is not like SS or anything else that we have ever seen. Every resident of this country must buy government approved health care insurance. It is unprecedented.
“Name one stinking piece of legislation that has ever been repealed!”
Prohibition. Just get the right representatives and senators in place.
After a token resistance, American forces abandoned New York, retreating northwards. Howe took the city, but had failed to deal a knockout blow to the rebels. A month later he mounted another amphibious assault against the American positions north of New York, on the Harlem Heights.
The patriots were beaten, and Fort Washington captured, but the Americans were not cowed by these setbacks, and scurried back to White Plains. The American cause now seemed to be in serious decline. However, Washington advanced across the Delaware, surprising a Hessian detachment at Trenton on Boxing Day 1776. This developed into a general engagement between the forces of Cornwallis and Washington on New Year's Eve, and the Americans were bundled back to Princeton where the British were checked, and in consequence abandoned New Jersey.
So Rose, take heart. Get a good night's sleep and get up tomorrow ready to fight on. This war is far from over.
Oh, and if they do, I think they should render their decision is a courtroom filled with true patriots, with the President seated in a chair right up front, with the instructions he must sit and may not comment or mouth any disagreement, while the patriots all stand and cheer.
Bruning listens to Nebraskans.
Pennsylvania is one of the two states in our union whose attorneys give more money to the republicans than the democrats.
Care to guess the other?
I will ditto your recommendation that you (Rose) read a little American History and fortify yourself. The battle goes not to the weak.
That’s right. We’re not of the caliber of character of those brave men, but we’re p!ssed, and some of us are ready to fight and die if that’s what it comes to. God and His commandments will not be mocked.
We have not yet begun to fight.
Virginia’s AG (Cuccinelli) is going to sue also. He says Virginia can fast track their suit. He called the process by a name but I don’t remember what that is.
Never, Never, Never, Never give up. ~ Winston Churchill
And as Jesus said: “Luke 18:7-8
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him Day and Night?
Will HE keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly.
However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?
Isaiah 40:30-31 reads, Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; BUT - those who Hope in the Lord Will Renew their Strength. They will Soar on wings like eagles; they will Run and Not grow Weary, they will Walk and Not be Faint.
And also: “And there was a widow in that town who Kept Coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’  “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men,  Yet Because this widow KEEPS Bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’
In other Words - PRESS In - KEEP the FAITH!
Pennsylvania's AG, Tom Corbett, is a Republican. He's also running for Governor in November. Rendell is term limited, so there will be a new governor in PA, no matter what. The November 2009 elections were overshadowed by what happened in VA and NJ, but they were a strong showing for the GOP in PA. Statewide judicial races went Republican, as did many county and local races.
I was in Harrisburg a month or so back in support of draft legislation supporting health care liberty. I don't have the paperwork at hand, but a constitutional amendment has been proposed. PA has two problematic senators and a bunch of big-city voters who skew our elections. However, we also have a lot of solid patriots here in the Cradle of Liberty. I might add that many tea party patriots in DC these last months have come down from PA on buses . . . we rolled up our sleeves quite a while ago.
Remember we walk by faith, not by sight! These ‘giants’ in the land are but grasshoppers. We will defeat them with Heavens aid.
Ken Cuccinelli is one of my favorites. He has the fire in the belly like Chris Christie in NJ.
Thanks and hopefully he can fast track the case. We need to get it thrown out like McCain-Feingold got thrown out.
Ken Cuccinelli 2012 for POTUS.
Massachusetts? I dunno.
Let’s fight and attack these Rats from multiple fronts and a million ways from Tuesday they won’t know which way to turn. Fight them good Patriots....
I lived in PA for 9 years (Philly and suburbs of). I wonder if maybe this will wake up all the soccer moms? I kind of doubt it. Obama’s not Bill Clinton, though.
A few of them drove me nuts before they got married and became soccer moms. They drive me nuts still, but from a distance.
I understand your frustration and feel it too. But this is not over unless we roll over and let them win. This is very much the time to stand up against this usurper and his minions in Washington and really begin to fight. I think, in a perverse way, obama has done us a favor...he has united and excited the “silent majority” in a way I have never before seen. If we stay strong in conviction that this bill (and others obama has planned) is unconstitutional, we can beat him and the other socialists in this country. If we concede, we lose outright without even a real fight. I don’t intend to give them that satisfaction! (maybe it’s time for a to watch Mel Gibson’s The Patriot again :-))
The War has just started.
This crap can be defunded by Congress by next year.
So get fired up.
Never trust a Democrat for anything.
Doing a Stupek has become a slogan to destroy the Dem this midterm.
Time to turn their smear campaign on Rush...
I propose a set of RAT cards, the way they had it for Saddam.