Legislation We Support!
The "Sunlight Resolution"
H.Res. 580 --112th Congress.
Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2013
American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013
Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013
H.R. 24 - "Audit The Fed!"
The Battle Over Obamacare
As the realities of Obamacare become harder to deny, it is equally clear that the fight is not over.
Patient OPTION Act of 2013
Defund Obamacare Act of 2013
Obamacare is Unconstitutional
What You Can Do About Obamacare
The Parental Consent Act of 2011
We The People Act
"Social Security for Americans Only!"
Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act
How to Stop Obamacare - H.Res. 153
H. Res. 153 is a House Resolution, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 violates article I, section 7, clause 1 of the United States Constitution because it was a "Bill for raising Revenue'' that did not originate in the House of Representatives.
Being unconstitutional should be a fatal flaw – a stake in the heart of the Obamacare monster. But in June last year, in a controversial and twisted 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided to ignore unconstitutionality and let the individual mandate stand. Rep. Trent Franks, (R-AZ), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on the Constitution and civil justice, introduced this resolution on April 12, 2013, with the following statement:
"This is a basic Constitutional matter. Last June, the United States Supreme Court upheld Obamacare on the grounds that it is a federal tax, not a mandate. As such, it is subject to Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, known as the Origination Clause. It states, 'All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.' Obamacare, as a tax that originated in the Senate is, quite simply, unconstitutional."
On September 26, Rep. Franks had published in the Washington Times, an important commentary – a Call to Arms for the upcoming fight -- entitled “Repealing Obamacare by Defending the Constitution.” This is a rallying cry to the troops ahead of the upcoming showdown on the constitutionality of Obamacare scheduled for the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. later this year, and for what is widely expected to be the battle’s continuation to the Supreme Court in 2014. Rep. Franks writes:
“…there is another way to stop Obamacare, and one that I and my colleagues will be championing in the courts and in Congress. This fall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear an appeal in Sissel v. HHS as to whether Obamacare violates the Origination Clause of the Constitution, which provides that ‘[a]ll Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,’ the people’s house.
“That Obamacare raises hundreds of billions in revenues and taxes with the individual-mandate provision, medical-device taxes and 15 other revenue-raising provisions is undeniable. That Obamacare originated in the Senate should also be indisputable. However, here’s how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Justice Department perpetuate the fiction that Obamacare originated in the House.
“In fall 2009, Mr. Reid introduced the entire text of Obamacare by proposing what his official website still touts as the ‘Senate Health Care Bill.’ Using an obscure parliamentary maneuver unfamiliar to the Framers, he ‘amended’ a totally unrelated and unanimously approved House Bill H.R. 3590 (416-0 vote). That ‘Senate amendment’ gutted all 714 words of the House bill designed to grant a tax credit to veterans, and inserted the 379,976 words of the self-described ‘Senate Health Care Bill’ — including $675 billion in new revenue-raising provisions. The only part of Obamacare that originated in the House is the House bill number, H.R. 3590. Not a single House Republican voted for this partisan and unconstitutional takeover of America’s health system.
Whatever legitimacy Mr. Reid’s legislative sleight of hand may have as a parliamentary maneuver for nonrevenue bills, what should be clear to all is its brazen illegitimacy under the Constitution’s Origination Clause.”
Read the full text of Rep. Franks’ remarks, Repealing Obamacare by defending the Constitution.
It is vital to rally public opinion and show support for H.Res. 153.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard (202) 225-3121, ask to be put through to your Representative and urge him or her to become a co-sponsor of H.Res. 153. Then ask your Representative to join Rep. Franks in filing an amicus brief in the upcoming court case to demonstrate Congress’ conviction that Obamacare is unconstitutional because it violates the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Want more information? Obamacare is a “huge train wreck” in the words of Democrat Senator Max Baucus, who was once one of its biggest proponents. For a recent detailed overview of the issues, go to “52 Reasons Obamacare Can’t Work,” by Garth Kant for WorldNetDaily, August 18, 2013.
In September, after the Department of Health and Human Services released insurance premium cost projections just days ahead of the October 1 deadline to begin enrollment, Rep. Renee L. Ellmers (R-NC) said that report shows the law will triple insurance rates for women and quadruple them for men in her state (Washington Times, Sept. 26, 2103). In the words of Rep. Ellmers; “Thanks to this terrible law, men and women across the state will see their insurance premiums jump to unprecedented levels. This law has to go.” North Carolina is not unique …
That is one more reason why your timely action is critical. Call Congress now!