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              Call on Members of Congress to enroll in the public Health Care plan -
              Support H Res 615, By Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) 
 

House Resolution 615, written by Congressman John Fleming, will force congress to use the same health care system that they force on the rest of us. To see it: Click Here

Until we can overturn this unconstitutional federal health care law, absolutely, congress should have to follow the same law. But make note, this does not mean that I am giving in and dropping this issue. The law needs to be ruled unconstitutional, as congress is not given the power to get involved in our personal welfare, nor is it given the power to make us pay for the personal welfare of others.

The constitution allows for congress to handle the general welfare of the United States, not the individual states, nor the individual citizen. We see all three entities clearly laid out in the tenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Section eight of article one of the constitution speaks of collecting taxes to: pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States. The implication is that if congress can collect money for the common defense and general welfare of the United States, that it can make laws pertaining to such. And yes, congress can. If you read down into the powers that are granted to congress, you will see that the common defense and general welfare of the United States are very much covered in those powers. However one must keep in mind, that this is the common defense and general welfare "of the United States," not of the individual states, nor the individual citizen.

Here is an easy way to look at it. The "power" says, "to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States;" there is a conjunction, the word, "and," which connects "common defense" and "general welfare." Therefore, whatever is true for one, is true for the other. If your neighbor punches you in the nose, you cannot call the FBI; you would be told that it is not a "federal" matter. The same is to be true if you contact a federal office about your medical bills or medical insurance; it is NOT a federal matter
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Congressman John Fleming has set up a website where you can vote and comment on this issue: Click Here 


Debra J.M. Smith - 06-17-10

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