A fairly credible source named Alexander Hamilton, writing in the Federalist Papers, calls upon the people to become enlightened enough with the Constitution to know the difference between a legal government exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority.
Here is the text to MN House File 468:
1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to health care; prohibiting the expenditure of state funds to comply with
1.3certain federal health care laws.
1.4BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.5 Section 1. PROHIBITION OF STATE FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN
1.6FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORMS.
1.7State funds must not be expended in the planning or implementation of the Patient
1.8Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the Health Care
1.9and Education Affordability and Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and no
1.10provisions of the act may be implemented, until the constitutionality of the act has been
1.11affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.
1.12EFFECTIVE DATE. 1.11affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
The Constitution lists the specific enumerated powers delegated to Congress in Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution. Obamacare/Healthcare is not one of those delegated powers. If we just honor what the Constitution delegates we are then able to determine that Obamacare is in fact an illegal usurpation of authority. This then answers the question to the constitutionality referred to in the above bill text. At this point then, all we need is for our elected state representatives in Minnesota to honor the oath they took to support the Constitution.
The following courtesy of http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/
Our Framers did NOT say States should file Lawsuits and let Federal Judges decide!
Think: Why would the States, which formed a Federation for the limited purposes enumerated in Art. I, Sec. 8; ask one branch of the federal government (judiciary) for an opine on whether a “law” approved by the two other branches (legislative & executive), exceeds the enumerated powers of Congress and encroaches on the reserved powers of the States and the People (10th Amendment)? All three branches of the federal government have been unified against The Constitution, the States, and the People for a very long time! Why would States put themselves in the position of supplicants to a Court which has already shown itself to be contemptuous of the Constitution, and of the States’ and The Peoples’ reserved powers?
And further: Can we not see for ourselves that Obamacare is outside the scope of the Legislative Powers granted to Congress in the Constitution, and that it violates the Tenth Amendment? Our Framers certainly did not advocate running to federal judges to let them decide such issues! No, our Framers were men who had guts & backbone and understood the Constitution! So they nullified unconstitutional acts of Congress.
It does appears that we have a lack of guts and backbone among the ranks of our elected representatives in the Minnesota legislature.
Will the People of Minnesota pass the test?
Join us on April 2nd http://www.nullifynow.com/minnesota for more lessons on Nullification:
If you enjoyed this post:
Click Here to Get the Free Tenth Amendment Center Newsletter,