Today, the United States Supreme Court heard the final oral-argument hearings on one of the most aggressive, burdensome federal- overreach actions taken by a President in American history. The Affordable Care Act — also referred to as ObamaCare — would ultimately force all Americans to purchase health care insurance regardless of need or desire. This unprecedented overreach by the Federal Government is being fought by no less than 28 Attorneys General from across corners and regions of the country. The culmination of today’s final arguments will prove to be a critical moment for the case…and our freedom.
Leaders from the Republican Attorneys General Association have summed it up best by saying:
“Justice Kennedy summed up the weight and gravity of the question before the American people when he rightly stated that If the individual is forced to purchase insurance it changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way. This lawsuit is about freedom of the individual and preserving our constitution.” — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
“We knew that if we could get the court to agree to focus (on how the law) infringed on individual liberty, we had chance of winning…We were pleased to walk out of the courtroom today knowing that five justices of the United States Supreme Court focused their powerful questions against the U.S. government on that very issue.” – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
“This is not about politics, it’s about the Constitution.” — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
“As Attorneys General, our job is to live and die by the Constitution.” — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson
“Nothing less than federalism is at stake.” — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers
“If the Act is upheld, then it would put us on a path where Congress could regulate each and every phase of our lives. That may be President Obama’s view of the federal government’s power under the Constitution. But it was not the Founders’ view, and it is not the view of the freedom-loving people I am proud to serve.” — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange
This case is of historic proportions and the judgment handed down will no doubt redefine the powers of our Government. If the court decides the mandate is constitutional, there is no end to what the Federal Government can and will make citizens purchase.
This is what is at stake, and we invite you to stand with our Republican Attorneys General in fighting for the freedom of Americans. Sign the Obamacare Unconstitutional Pledge and forward this email to 5 of your friends to show your support.
J. Christopher Jankowski