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by Sharon Rondeau

Is this group of 13 states similar to the 13 original colonies which, against tremendous odds, broke free of a government they found to be tyrannical and oppressive?

(Mar. 23, 2010) — Attorneys general who promised a lawsuit over the health care legislation passed by the House of Representatives Sunday night have delivered on their promise.

Seven minutes after Obama signed the health care bill this morning, a group of 13 states’ attorneys consisting of 12 Republicans and one Democrat  filed a lawsuit in Pensacola, FL.

The attorney general of Washington state, Rob McKenna, summarized his reasons for joining the lawsuit by stating that the bill  “unconstitutionally imposes new requirements on our state and on its citizens. It’s an unprecedented federal mandate, requiring all Washingtonians to purchase health insurance, and violates the Commerce Clause and the Tenth amendment of the US Constitution.”

Washington’s governor, Christine Gregoire, supports the bill and has stated she will battle the attorney general over it.

Attorney General Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania released a statement on his website today which reads, in part: “With one strike of the pen, our government has thrown out the constitutional framework developed by the Founding Fathers, and expanded the Commerce Clause to include unprecedented power to regulate and penalize private decision not to engage in commerce.”

Utah’s Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, announced yesterday that he would be joining the lawsuit, stating, “This health care reform bill includes an unprecedented mandate that requires every U.S. citizen to buy health insurance or face a penalty. This mandate and other provisions violate the U.S. Constitution and infringe on individual and state rights.”

The lawsuit filed by the 13 attorneys general can be found here.

Ken Cuccinelli, AG of Virginia, filed a separate complaint.

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  1. It would be a great stride forward if Congressional powers that are still not owned by the system to form a coalition and investigate the real reasons of increase taxes and burdens on the US citizenry. see- http://www.globalanalysis.net/news/277_new_collateral_for_revenue_anticipation_bond

    The corruption from the WH, Treasury, CIA, Wall ST., banking elites is at such levels the public could not handle the treasonous acts perpetuated against them. It is now beyond repair in any legal filing way. Why? The rule of law is gone. There is none. When the POTUS can consistently LIE (documented by film record) to the American taxpayer over and over with total impunity it is over. Justice is a joke, enforcement is not even considered. It’s over, the vast majority of sheeple have invited the proverbial wolf to the guardian role of the flock. The slaughter has started. American freedom is being dismantled by the czar invested office of POTUS
    and we can only groan in pain and say “well, next election it will be different”. By then, the Republic will be signed away by law of Marxist’s ideology wrapped in the election of a ineligible usurper. Think of it folks, not one arm of the tri-branch US government will take on the possibility we overlooked the Constitutional requirement of natural born citizenship. That being a small but vital requirement should be investigated and proven to be upheld. But no, we want huge destructive policies to ruin the Nation before we think about even double checking the status and history of a nobody community organizer now in ultimate power.

  2. I am a native Texan who will be driving to Austin to hand deliver this complaint. Being on the downside of 60, I have paid into social security all of my life and medicare since the debacle began. I have well over $300,000 invested in SS and Medicare that I will likely never see. This angers me greatly to say the least. I have been working through the State election peons for months now trying to get information on “who” gave what to get BO on our ballot. This will definitely expedite my process. Thank you for the assistance.

  3. All of you Texas people need to get on this ASAP…please go here to get all of the information…



    Attorney General Abbott has indicated he will file a civil suit to challenge the Constitutionality of the just signed ‘Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance’ bill, arguing it encroaches on states’ rights by violating the Commerce Clause. But for several months now, he has had at his disposal a tool that is both much quicker and cheaper to combat this law, as well as any other legislation originating up Mr. Obama’s sinister sleeve. That is, he could investigate the dozens of charges of election fraud the citizens of the great state of Texas have already filed with his office.

    And he can start just by submitting this request to Boyd Richie, Chair of the Texas Democratic Party:

    “Please produce all documents which were the basis for the Official TDP Certification of Nomination you signed and then submitted to Texas election officials attesting that Presidential candidate Barack Obama was Constitutionally qualified for the job.”

    Then, when Mr. Richie refuses to produce such documentation, AG Abbott can charge him with criminal election fraud. Simple as that.

    I have no doubt that, on learning the Attorney General in the great state of Texas has filed criminal charges of election fraud against Mr. Richie, Congress will do the rest.

    The telephone number for the Office of the AG 512.463.2100.

  4. Christine Gregoire has no regard for the Constitution. She is one of Obama’s appointed governors on the Governor’s Council overseeing one of ten districts of the United States. In every socialist move, the powers must consolidate districts for better central governing, just as Hitler reduced Austria down from its 77 counties to 15. Chris Gregoire has both federal and state authority and pay simultaneously, a clear violation of the Constitution, but she doesn’t care. She’s a communist and will battle the AG to impose the necessary breakdown and anarchy for their power grab in Washington State.

  5. No chance of my state’s AG signing on to this lawsuit. OR suckles fed tax dollars despite the fact our state income tax is approximately 9-10% of the Fed AGI, our property taxes continue to go up even though property values in most areas continue to decline, and we just overwhelming voted in a “soak the rich” tax increase for persons/families that make over X dollars and hit corporations with an additional tax on revenue (not profit, mind you), that is retroactive for FY 2009. OR is a mirror image of what is going on in CA and DC.

    My Rep. Peter Defazio feigned sitting on the fence and threatened to vote no on the Senate HCR bill until Pelosi and her minions coughed more MediCaid funding for “rural” OR which is overwhelming Republican in terms of registered voters.

    The AGs who have signed up so far should go after the eligibility issue. I doubt that if they filed a lawsuit collectively, that “we the people” could possibly be denied “standing”. As pointed out in a previous P&E article, it may be the path of least cost and resistance.