August 04, 2010

Missouri Tells Dems Where to Stick Obamacare

Show Me indeed:

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March.

"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.

With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.

It remains to be seen if the referendum actually has any legal standing.

Do any of you lawyerly types want to hazard a guess?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 4, 2010 09:25 AM

"Do any of you lawyerly types want to hazard a guess?"

Time to get the popcorn going...

Posted by: Diogenes Online at August 4, 2010 09:48 AM

Legal standing or no, this may be a turning point for the Obama administration as Captain Ed points out this morning:

The lamestream media may be reaching the end of its forebearance in water-carrying for these incompetents.

Posted by: Diogenes Online at August 4, 2010 09:54 AM

I don't think the Commerce clause can be stretched enough to allow the government to force private citizens to buy something, whether it's health insurance, a car they don't want or need, or new appliances. Our current Administration and the arrogant suckers in Congress feel that they can infringe on our personal freedoms any way they want to, and get away with it. In the long run that's not true, and they will find out in November.

Meanwhile, this case of forcing citizens to buy something they don't want may go all the way to the Supreme Court. I sure do hope so.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at August 4, 2010 10:31 AM

10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Posted by: Constitutionalist at August 8, 2010 03:29 PM