Our battle against busybody socialism continues. In Virginia, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli now leads the defense. Cuccinelli will use the legislation sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall, HB 10, the Health Care Freedom Act
March 30th, 2009
What a week it has been!
A week ago today, Attorney General Cuccinelli filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate contained in the “health care reform” bill.
Today, President Obama came into Virginia and signed the reconciliation bill – which is the “fix” to the original healthcare bill – into law.
As of this writing, 12880 grassroots activists across the Commonwealth and the country have signed our petition to support Ken’s action. That’s impressive!
Just as importantly, news outlets across the Commonwealth have opined in support of Ken’s legal action. Don’t forget – Attorney General Cuccinelli is bound to support the Constitutions of the United States and of Virginia. His vow to do so is first and foremost the reason he was elected.
On Sunday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote, “Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s lawsuit against Obamacare is right on the merits. Nothing in the Constitution grants Congress the power to force every American to purchase a particular consumer good.”
Furthermore, much has been made over the cost of this lawsuit to the taxpayers. Mark Fitzgibbons, president of corporate and legal affairs at American Target Advertising, wrote an excellent piece in the Washington Examiner entitled, “Virginia Democrats suddenly discover spending discipline”, link here.
Another piece in the Washington Examiner, authored by Mark Hemmingway, “Is the Va. attorney general wasting tax money on Obamacare lawsuit? No.,” is an excellent breakdown of the costs involved (as it turns out, the total cost of the lawsuit for you the taxpayer is $350).
So – what do we do now?
We keep the momentum going. Please make sure to speak to your friends and family (inside and outside of Virginia) and let them know what Virginia is doing to lead the push to overturn the unconstitutional healthcare mandate. The law is on our side – but it is essential that we show that the people are as well.
If you haven’t already done so – please sign the petition today and then forward it to your friends. You can always access the petition by visiting our website, www.Cuccinelli.com.
Thank you for all your help!
Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General
P.S. Please don’t forget to forward Ken’s petition to five of your closest friends today! Click here for the direct link to the petition.
Tell others to sign up for The Cuccinelli Compass at General Cuccinelli’s Website:
www.cuccinelli.com (look in the upper left corner)