Monday, March 22, 2010

Attorney General Abbott: Texas and Other States Will Challenge Federal Health Care Legislation

"Following the passage of the health care legislation, the Texas Attorney General provided the following statement:

"The federal health care legislation passed tonight violates the United States Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans' individual liberties. To protect all Texans' constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation's founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation."

Greg Abbott
Attorney General of Texas


Anonymous said...

So, does he think requiring people to carry liability insurance on their automobiles is also a violation of the U.S. constitution? I can't help but notice once again that these guys have a very selective vision. It is interesting that as a representative of the State of Texas, Abbott is willing to spend my money to challenge a federaly mandated health care plan at the same time the state is warning me that they will be reducing the benifits of the health care plan they provide me as a retired state employee. Abbott doesn't care about my constitutional freedoms or my well being. He cares about his political party. This party of hipocrits tells us that "the people" should decide but if the people decide something they don't like then the people are misguided and misled and must be controlled through the courts, an organ of the government.

BobbyWC said...

I would imagine everyone without healthcare insurance in Texas will understand their only hope is to vote Democrat -

I say let them hang themselves - November may be a big surprise for the Reputricans

Anonymous said...

There's a substantial difference between car insurance and mandating every American and permanent resident buy insurance. Any reasonable person can see this. Just to be clear, auto insurance is required to use the state highway system. If you aren't driving, you don't need insurance. Driving is a privilege. Not to mention, that the State of Texas is requiring it, not the national government. The Constitution is pretty clear that what is not delegated to the national government is left to the states. So no, tax-loving fool, Abbott shouldn't think or does think car insurance violates the federal Constitution. This health insurance legislation is about as close taxing the air we breathe than your bogus car insurance argument. And to think, 245 years ago today, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act which required a tax in return for a government stamp on documents, magazines, newspapers and other papers. The Sons of Liberty and many colonists fought successfully for its repeal. You can breathe the irony.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Bobby, can a Texan sue the attorney general in some manner over this lawsuit? you know, on grounds of dereliction/abuse of duty or something?

BobbyWC said...

I am not happy with this mandate either and I have blogged as much - but the Commerce Clause is quite expansive - based on its previous expansion by the US Supreme Court it is anyone's guess what will happen.

But I do know for sure these lawsuits are going to get people to register to vote and vote against Abbott - this could turn into a very big mistake on election day - it could actually help elect Bill White

Again - if you knew anything (anony) about the Commerce Clause and the supremes you would know far more bizarre examples of expansion of the federal power has come from the Supremes

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous person who has decided I am unreasonable and a fool because you did not like my arguement or agree with my position.
Tell me, why do you feel you have to call me names? Why wasn't it enough to say you think my arguement failed to support my position and state your view?
I thought about re-stating it in a way you might understand but then realized you would never allow yourself to see another point of view and would probably just call me some more names and so there was no point in it. While you are patting yourself on the back reach a little lower and take whatever you have up your ass out. You will probably feel better.