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(Oklahoma)-Obamacare Nullification Bill Passes Out of Committee
The new American ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Posted on 02/21/2013 5:34:42 PM PST by EXCH54FE

The fight to force the federal beast back inside its constitutional cage is continuing in the Sooner State.

On Tuesday, a bill focused on preventing the enforcement of ObamaCare mandates inside the sovereign borders of Oklahoma passed out of the House Public Health committee.

By a vote of 7-3, the Public Health committee approved House Bill 1021, and it will now be considered by the House Calendar Committee.

State Rep. Mike Ritze, a board-certified family practice physician and surgeon, is the author of the nullification bill.

HB 1021 nullifies the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare,” in Oklahoma. HB1021 also protects the rights of businesses such as Hobby Lobby and OK Citizens from being forced by the federal government to violate their own religious tenets as would be required by ObamaCare.

Beyond the concerns of commercial entities, Ritze (R-Broken Arrow) said the measure protects all Oklahomans from an unconstitutional federal overreach in power and control over their daily lives.

“There is no provision in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution where the states delegated to Congress the authority to make a citizen purchase health care or pay a fine,” Ritze said in a statement. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an example of federal overreach and my legislation will authorize the state via the will of the People to ignore it and ban the enforcement of it.”

Proponents of ObamaCare argue that Article VI of the Constitution makes the legislation the “supreme law of the land.” Ritze strongly disagrees with that belief.

“They fail to understand how the country is supposed to operate,” Ritze said. “As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 33: ‘It expressly confines this supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution.’

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: nullification; obamacare
All states can and should follow Oklahoma’s example and through the exercise of the 10th Amendment and their natural right to rule as sovereign entities, stop ObamaCare at the state borders by enacting state statutes nullifying the healthcare law.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 5:34:46 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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Hmmmmm, lets make a guess....who is more likely to chose this option? Red or Blue??? ;)

2 posted on 02/21/2013 7:26:56 PM PST by Kolath
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