Molly - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, President, Grassfire.org Alliance
"You will face ONE YEAR in prison for resisting
ObamaCare. It's part of the massive lies and
distortions designed to hide the real dangers of
ObamaCare. Please see below." --Steve
Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee staged two votes on
adding the "public option" to the Baucus version of ObamaCare.
I say "staged" because Senate Democrats fully expected both
amendments to fail. That was their plan. They want YOU to
think that the Senate version of ObamaCare will not include
a "public option" and therefore it's not really a government-run
That's simply a lie--In fact, it couldn't be further from the truth!
The REAL truth is, ObamaCare with or without the public option
is still a massively oppressive and unconstitutional government
takeover of our healthcare system, and as citizens we cannot
But it gets worse.
Senate Democrats plan to sneak the public option back in to the
final ObamaCare bill when it moves to the Senate floor... when
there will be little time for real debate... and no scrutiny
of a Committee hearing!
So the votes yesterday were an intentional distortion to get
you and I off track -- to make us think that ObamaCare is
moving to the middle and becoming a bi-partisan bill.
But it gets worse...
This is because as bad as the "public option" is, it isn't even
the most insidious DANGER of ObamaCare.
And what is the most insidious DANGER of the entire ObamaCare
scheme? The unprecedented and unconstitutional INDIVIDUAL
MANDATE. Here's why...
+ + The Individual Mandate is UNPRECEDENTED...
According to the Congressional Budget Office:
"A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase
health insurance would be an unprecedented form of
federal action. The government has never required
people to buy any good or service as a condition
of lawful residence in the United States."
Never before in U.S. History has such a federal mandate been
imposed on the people of the United States!
Why? Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Let me say that again...
THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
If the individual mandate is considered a "regulation" then it
most certainly is unconstitutional.
Most of the expansion of federal power of the past 90 years has
taken place through the Commerce clause of the Constitution. In
other words, if some activity impacts "commerce," Congress
claims authority to regulate.
But there is no "commerce" involved in "being" an American!
As the CBO so clearly stated, such a mandate on "lawful
residence" is unprecedented. That's because it is clearly
And here's where Obama and the Democrats run into trouble
because the only way they can justify ObamaCare is to call
it a tax instead of a regulation and then claim Congressional
authority to tax.
But scholars are saying that this type of tax is likely also
unconstitutional. Plus, Obama said he "rejects the notion" that
the individual mandate is a tax, fearing his plan will lose
more support if it is exposed as a tax increase.
+ + The Individual Mandate IS Government Takeover
With or without the so-called "public option", the Individual
Mandate means ObamaCare is a government takeover of healthcare.
That's because the individual mandate gives government control
over the healthcare system by giving the government the
authority to FORCE you to comply!
In fact, if you don't pay the Individual Mandate TAX, you'll
face up to a $25,000 fine or even ONE YEAR IN JAIL!
There is no escaping the government-run ObamaCare system. This
is the definition of a government takeover of healthcare!
Here's what CATO Institute says about the Individual Mandate:
"Simply making health insurance compulsory gives
government as much control over healthcare as
would a compulsory government program."
We've been lied to...
The truth has been distorted...
And the real dangers of ObamaCare (the pubic option and the
individual mandate) are alive and well.
If you're not angry, you might want to check your pulse!
I, for one, am outraged.
And I'm not going to allow the Left to get away with their lies
The Senate Finance Committee is still voting. More key votes are
Here's what I'm asking you to do.
Action Item #1 -- Fax Your Senators and the Committee Now
Even if you have done so already, we are urging all team members
to schedule faxes to their two senators and the key members of
the Senate Finance Committee TODAY.
Go here to schedule your faxes:
We have provided suggested text for your fax that specifically
highlights the dangers of the Public Option and the Individual Mandate.
If you prefer to send faxes on your own we've done all the work
for you. Simply click here to download targets and letters now:
+ + Action Item #2 -- Call Your Two Senators and
Key Committee Members
Also... call your two Senators and tell them you oppose healthcare
reform that includes any form of an individual mandate. Urge the
Committee members to vote NO:
Sen. Feinstein 202-224-3841
Sen. Boxer 202-224-3553
Sen. Baucus (Chair): 202-224-2651
Finance Committee: 202-224-4515
We have listed other key Senate Committee phone numbers here:
Please forward this message to your friends and urge them to take
action by sending faxes or signing the petition here:
We have reached perhaps the most dangerous time in this crucial
debate. The Left is executing its deception strategy to perfection.
Their plan to sneak the public option into the final bill has
already been hatched. And even worse, most conservatives are
not yet focusing on the dangers of the individual mandate.
Thanks for taking action,
Steve Elliott, President
P.S. My staff is gathering compelling evidence that the healthcare
"crisis" is nothing more than a contrivance of Obama and the Left
to seize control of one-seventh of the economy!
I'll be sharing this with you soon.
For now, please take action to expose the distortions of the Left
over the "public option" and the dangers of the unconstitutional
individual mandate by clicking here:
P.P.S. I have posted a version of this update with sources you can
reference on our ResistNet site. Go here: