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