AMA Endorses Senate Health Care Bill Today

My office manager gave 2-weeks notice and moved to a new job last week. She was a great employee and had been here more than two years.

The reason–she needed a job that offered health care benefits. So she moved to the local college into their accounting/billing office. She told me, “I really don’t want to change jobs, I love the flexibility of working for a small business, but our family really needs the health plan. I have no choice.”

Lots of people are STUCK in dead-end jobs that have benefits, they dare not leave. Others, like her, leave a well-liked job to do something more boring that has benefits. Small business owners, like me, lose.

I am hoping that our new health plan, when we get it, will level the field more for the small business owner. So we can compete for the employees with the big companies.


With respect, your statement above is a perfect oxymoron. I really wish you would try to distance yourself from the emotional investment you have with this and look at the facts.

I hope we dont get it passed. Do you maybe think that because of all the healthcare requirements maybe small businesses will have hiring freezes. I think that is why 1 out of 5 Americans are un-employed right now. What would you rather have, free healthcare that you pay for at the end of the year or a decent job that puts food on the table and pays your bills? I would have to believe that most people in the US feel the same way right now.

I called my Senator ( EVAN BAYH) and RIPPED HIS ASS. Hes supposed to be a “Conservative Dem” and has ALWAYS been against this crap, then he magically supports it?

Something isnt right here guys…

I’ve given up with the federal government after yesterday. And trust me, I along with a lot of others tried everything to stop this. It’s a fact now that most Americans don’t want this, but yet it continues.

I think this may be the way to fight the federal government in the future.

Health Care Nullification: Things have just gotten underway

  1. Dec, 2009

Resist-DC by Michael Boldin

“The several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government.”
–Thomas Jefferson

For the past few days, I’ve received loads of emails urging me to get active regarding the healthcare vote – most of which had a subject line similar to: “Last Chance to Stop National Healthcare!”

Well, if you believe the only way to protect your rights is by begging federal politicians to do what you want, then these emails are certainly right. The vote went as expected, and so will the next.

So if you think marching on D.C. or calling your Representatives, or threating to “throw the bums out” in 2010 or 2012 or 20-whatever, is going to further the cause of the Constitution and your liberty – you might as well get your shackles on now. Your last chance has come and gone.

But, those of you who visit this site regularly already know that the Senate’s health care vote is far from the end of things – and you also know that even when it goes into effect (which I assume some version will), it’s still not the end of the road for your freedom.

The real way to resist DC is not by begging politicians and judges in Washington to allow us to exercise our rights…it’s to exercise our rights whether they want to give us “permission” to or not.

Nullification – state-level resistance to unconstitutional federal laws – is the way forward.

When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

It’s peaceful, effective, and has a long history in the American tradition. It’s been invoked in support of free speech, in opposition to war and fugitive slave laws, and more. Read more on this history here.

Regarding nullification and health care, there’s already a growing movement right now. Led by Arizona, voters in a number of states may get a chance to approve State Constitutional Amendments in 2010 that would effectively ban national health care in their states. Our sources here at the Tenth Amendment Center indicate to us that we should expect to see 20-25 states consider such legislation in 2010.

20 States resisting DC can do what calling, marching, yelling, faxing, and emailing has almost never done. Stop the feds dead in their tracks.

For example, 13 states are already defying federal marijuana prohibition, and the federal government is having such a hard time dealing with it that the Obama administration recently announced that they would no longer prioritize enforcement in states that have medical marijuana laws.

Better yet, in the last 2+ years more than 20 states have been able to effectively prevent the Real ID Act of 2005 from being implemented. How did they do that? They passed laws and resolutions refusing to comply with it. And today, it’s effectively null and void without ever being repealed by Congress or challenged in court.

While the Obama administration would like to revive it under a different name, the reality is still there – with massive state-level resistance, the federal government can be pushed back inside its constitutional box. Issue by issue, law by law, the best way to change the federal government is by resisting it on a state level.

That’s nullification at work.

Over the years, wise men and women warned us that the Constitution would never enforce itself. The time is long overdue for people to start recognizing this fact, and bring that enforcement closer to home.

The bottom line? If you want to make real change; if you want to really do something for liberty and for the Constitution…focus on local activism and your state governments.

Thomas Jefferson would be proud!

Michael Boldin is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center


While I am extremely disappointed in the Senate’s passing of the health care fiasco, I also believe that it may be a blessing in disguise. In fact, in some perverted sort of way, in the back of my mind I’m also hoping that Osama gets his cap and trade passed. In my opinion, the American people need to be brought to their knees by the socialists before they will revolt and take their country back. We are currently not even close to the level of pain that will cause that to happen. However, 2010 will be a new year! Osama’s tax increases associated with his socialized health care program will take effect immediately. The Bush tax cuts will expire, resulting in a huge tax increase. Cap and trade (or the socialists acting at the EPA) will result in huge increases in the prices of EVERYTHING. The out of control spending will destroy the dollar. Foreclosures will hit a record pace in 2010. Job losses will continue. At that point, the pain MAY increase to the point of being unbearable! That will be our chance to TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!

We will need literally MILLIONS OF ANGRY PEOPLE marching on Washington AND OCCUPYING IT to get the job done. Will 2010 be the year?

As an alternative to taking our country back, I would be equally as happy for all the non-socialist states (everything between the coasts) to secede and leave the socialists to wallow in their idiocy!

What you and I are calling for mike has been authorized a long time ago.

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

The decleration of independence, July 4 1776

Good job John and Mike, spoken like 2 right-wing extreamists. That right-wing extreamist guy named Thomas Jefferson sure was one scary dude…

I bet reading this thread makes FO’s ears cringe. Shes probably saying " TAKE THE GUNS AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE!!!"