TEXAS NULLIFICATION OF OBAMACARE
By Investigating Journalist Jon Rappoport
December 20, 2010
The 10th Amendment Center is a group that is campaigning to nullify illegal federal laws. It’s also resuscitating the right of states to exercise their basic power in this regard.
Here is a brief excerpt from a piece at their site, “The Lone Star State’s Opportunity,” by Michael Maharrey:
On Nov. 16, Texas Representative Leo Berman (R-Tyler) filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives that would nullify federal health care legislation in the the Lone Star State. HB-297 asserts:
The federal Act [ObamaCare] is not authorized by the United States Constitution and violates the Constitution’s true meaning and intent as expressed by the founders of this country and the ratifiers of the Constitution.
The federal Act:
(1) is invalid in this state;
(2) is not recognized by this state;
(3) is specifically rejected by this state; and
(4) is null and void and of no effect in this state.
The bill takes things a step further, making it a crime for any official, agent, or employee of the United States or an employee of any corporation to enforce any part of the health care act in Texas, and imposes fines up to $5,000 and/or five years in prison for anyone convicted of doing so.