Asheville Tea Party Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decision

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Home | Comments Off

The 2700 page ObamaCare monstrosity will add $17 trillion in unfunded mandates. The cost is more than twice the unfunded obligations for Social Security. It adds further to our debt burden when we are currently borrowing forty cents out of every dollar we spend. If not repealed, it will cause every American person’s health costs to massively rise and it expands the power and overreach of the federal bureaucracy into our lives. It puts nameless, faceless, unelected IRS agents in charge of health care decisions. It is already creating a shortage of doctors which means rationing. It damages our economy and is the antithesis of what our country was founded upon – personal property rights and free market principles. It’s the King imposing taxes upon his servants at his whim! It is the biggest power grad in our history.

The Supreme Court decision outlines how the courts will rule on the health care law. The Court did not decide if the law is good American policy. The Supreme Court redefined a provision of the law that declares a mandate to be a tax, a tax that will increase each year without your consent. The law makes clear there are limits to the power of Washington to act under the Commerce Clause. However, the Court gave power to the big spenders to impose a tax on the American people while pretending they are not. The mandate remains a mandate. It demands that Americans purchase a product they do not wish to purchase. Think about that when we celebrate the birth of our nation this week. Remember … ‘Taxation without representation is tyranny.’

Do we need health care reform? Yes, but reform based upon free market choices where there is choice, access, and lower costs. If we want the intrusive government out of our lives, Americans need to get back to controlling our own health care.

What can you do: Volunteer to stand at the polls. Phone bank. Put up signs. Talk to your neighbors. Take them to the polls. Elections matter. The July 17th primary-run off matters. November matters. The Court isn’t the solution. Changing leadership is. Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney said today,
“I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision and I agree with the dissent. What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States, and that is I will act to repeal ObamaCare.”

Let’s hold him to that. But, a President can’t do it by executive authority alone. We need leadership change in the Senate and more constitutional conservatives in the House. We need new representatives in Raleigh dedicated to states rights and nullification who will stand up and prevent onerous federal mandates thurst upon us. We need YOU to get off the couch and out of your comfort zone – now! Voters have the opportunity to send a clear message to Washington. This decision is a call to action. Between now and election day, Asheville Tea Party will be working to further educate the public regarding our Constitutional heritage and what made this country great. Our PAC will be working hard to elect those candidates who have demonstrated in word and deed that they will protect and defend those Constitutional principles they swore to uphold.

Jane Bilello
Chair: Asheville Tea Party/PAC