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    States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    http://http://www.foxnews.com/politi...lth-insurance/

    And I thought this was going to be a bad news day. I hope they succeed.

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    Conservative lawmakers in many states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although President Barack Obama's push for a health care overhaul has stalled, conservative lawmakers in about half the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.

    The proposals would assert a state-based right for people to pay medical bills from their own pocketbooks and prohibit penalties against those who refuse to carry health insurance.

    In many states, the proposals began as a backlash to Democratic health care plans pending in Congress. But instead of backing away after a Massachusetts election gave Senate Republicans the filibuster power to halt the health care legislation, many state lawmakers are ramping up their efforts with a new enthusiasm.

    The moves reflect the continued political potency of the issue for conservatives, who have used it extensively for fundraising and attracting new supportersThe legal impact of any state measures may be questionable because courts generally have held that federal laws trump those in states.

    Lawmakers in 34 states now have filed or proposed amendments to their state constitutions or statutes rejecting health insurance mandates, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit group that promotes limited government that is helping coordinate the efforts. Many of those proposals are targeted for the November ballot, assuring that health care remains a hot topic as hundreds of federal and state lawmakers face reelection.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    And when the state once again suffers under a socialist majority, the state's constitution is re-amended to make compulsory health insurance the law.

    What's needed is for the voters who send conservatives to majorities in their state houses to send conservatives to their delegations in Washington, and then we could start fixing the problems in this country.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    What's needed is for the voters who send conservatives to majorities in their state houses to send conservatives to their delegations in Washington, and then we could start fixing the problems in this country.
    That's as stupid as having liberal majorities. As long as conservatives and liberals exist, the best government is one of gridlock. Neither group able to get their programs through without severe interference from the other side.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    And when the state once again suffers under a socialist majority, the state's constitution is re-amended to make compulsory health insurance the law.

    What's needed is for the voters who send conservatives to majorities in their state houses to send conservatives to their delegations in Washington, and then we could start fixing the problems in this country.
    And here I thought you folks were all for states' rights in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    That's as stupid as having liberal majorities. As long as conservatives and liberals exist, the best government is one of gridlock. Neither group able to get their programs through without severe interference from the other side.
    Is it?

    Conservatives aren't socialists, ergo, they can't possibly be anywhere near as stupid, by many orders of magnitude, as liberal majorities.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    That's as stupid as having liberal majorities. As long as conservatives and liberals exist, the best government is one of gridlock. Neither group able to get their programs through without severe interference from the other side.
    But our political spectrum will only consist of conservatives and liberals until we get rid of plurality elections and allow more proportional representation in our elected political bodies.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Is it?

    Conservatives aren't socialists, ergo, they can't possibly be anywhere near as stupid, by many orders of magnitude, as liberal majorities.
    Not from where I sit as a libertarian.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Is it?

    Conservatives aren't socialists, ergo, they can't possibly be anywhere near as stupid, by many orders of magnitude, as liberal majorities.
    I don't know. Allowing corporations to pay for politicians to get into office so the only lawmakers we get is whoever the corporations endorse sounds pretty stupid to me.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post

    And I thought this was going to be a bad news day. I hope they succeed.
    Agreed! Let competition between the states begin
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And here I thought you folks were all for states' rights in this country.
    Gee, do I recall saying the States don't have the freedom under the Tenth Amendment to do something as stupid as passing amendments to there own Constititutions that can be overturned at the next election?

    hmmmm...

    no, I didn't say that.

    I said it was pointless, when what their voters need to do is start sending Americans to Washington again, Americans who will restore the Constitution to it's proper place in American law, and end the evil socialist concept of Mandatory Health Care.

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