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  • imoxieo imoxieo Nov 20, 2009 9:18 AM Flag

    Obama health care will pass this fall and the GOP can't stand it



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    • Part 1
      >> Michael Connelly of Carrollton , Texas is a retired Constitutional
      > lawyer and has read the entire health care bill and has some comments,
      > not about the bill, but about the effects on our Constitution. It's a
      > broader picture than just health care reform.
      >> It's time we sit up and pay attention; once this sort of thing happens,
      > it will be irreversible. We have reason to be very afraid of what is
      > happening.
      >> Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House
      > Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it
      > with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law.
      > I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being
      > discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than
      > what I had heard or expected.
      >> To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its
      > implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media
      > are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care,
      > particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are
      > involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion
      > services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of
      > the medical profession.
      >> The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of
      > business and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions
      > about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats
      > and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital
      > admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical
      > devices will be strictly controlled.
      >> However, as scary as all of that it, it just scratches the surface. In
      > fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of
      > providing affordable health care choices. Instead, it is a convenient
      > cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of
      > government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated. If this
      > law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of
      > the United States will effectively have been destroyed.
      >> The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power
      > between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S.
      > Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama
      > Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of
      > the American people and the businesses they own. The irony is that the
      > Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas
      > to begin with. I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution

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      • Part 2
        and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate
        > health care.
        >> This legislation also provides for access by the appointees of the
        > Obama administration of all of your personal healthcare information, your
        > personal financial information, and the information of your employer,
        > physician, and hospital. All of this is a direct violation of the
        > specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution protecting
        > against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about
        > the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion
        > regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.
        >> If you decide not to have healthcare insurance or if you have private
        > insurance that is not deemed "acceptable" to the "Health Choices
        > Administrator" appointed by Obama there will be a tax imposed on you. It
        > is called a "tax" instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid
        > application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However,
        > that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows
        > you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely
        > depriving someone of property without the "due process of law.
        >> So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so
        > much out the original ten in the Bill of Rights that are effectively
        > nullified by this law. It doesn't stop there though. The 9th Amendment
        > that provides: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights,
        > shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the
        > people." The 10th Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the
        > United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,
        > are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Under the
        > provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people
        > nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many
        > areas that once were theirs to control.
        >> I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you
        > get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power
        > and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members
        > of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation" to
        > support the Constitution. If I was a member of Congress, I would not be
        > able to vote for this legislation or anything like it without feeling I
        > was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway,
        > I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.
        >> For those who might doubt the nature of this threat I suggest they
        > consult the source. Here is a link to the Constitution:
        >> And another to the Bill of Rights:
        >> There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.
        >> Michael Connelly
        >> Retired Attorney, Constitutional Law Instructor
        >> Carrollton, Texas