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FL Attorney General to File Lawsuit Claiming Health Care Bill is Unconstitutional...

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God Bless, AG Bill McCollum for taking this strong stand against this attack on our Constitution....

McCollum To Sue Over Health Care Bill
Florida's Attorney General Claims Just-Passed Bill Is Unconstitutional

POSTED: Monday, March 22, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida's attorney general said he plans to file a lawsuit to declare the federal health care bill that passed the U.S. House Sunday night is unconstitutional.

At a news conference in Orlando Monday morning, Bill McCollum said that he and top prosecutors from nine other states will file a lawsuit to "protect the rights" of the American people from the bill.

McCollum said the challenge is on two constitutional grounds: 1) its mandate that everyone must buy health care insurance, and 2) the new law challenges the sovereignty of states by forcing them to do things they cannot afford. He said the 10th Amendment protects states from that.

"It goes far beyond an unfunded mandate and would literally cost the state of Florida alone billions of dollars in additional costs to be able to implement," McCollum said. "The whole bill is unconstitutional that it manipulates the state into doing things it cannot afford."

Attorney General Bill McCollum announces plans to challenge the new health care plan as unconstitutional.

McCollum, a Republican who is running for governor this year, said Florida will be joined in the lawsuit by Alabama, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

"I expect we will have even more before we file the suit tomorrow," McCollum said.

He said the lawsuit will be filed in the the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida as soon as President Barack Obama signs the bill into law, which is expected to happen on Tuesday.

Democratic critics called the potential lawsuit frivolous.
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I hope California Attorney General Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown will see the benefit to his bit for Goobernor and join in, but I doubt it.
I hope California Attorney General Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown will see the benefit to his bit for Goobernor and join in, but I doubt it.
What is old "Moonbeam's" position on Govt Healthcare (if he has stated one)?
Washington state is joining in the suit. our miss gregoire told the media "i am so disapointed, i don't know who he is representing but it sure isn't me" no $hit sherlock, he represents the people and upholds the constitution.
Idaho has to follow suit, it's a law as of last week.
I'm actually hoping Article Five of the Constitution is used. The states are getting hosed here by the Feds. Making them pay for Medicaid. Like paying for the first couple of years makes the states forget about that fact.

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
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