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The Campaign for Liberty has stepped to the plate big time in Virginia, getting out ahead of the feds and finding a sponsor for the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act, to be introduced in the 2010 legislative session.
The Act reads, in part:
Neither the Governor nor the Department of Health, the Department of Public Welfare or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the compliance with any Federal law, regulation or policy that would compromise the freedom of choice in health care of any resident of this Commonwealth.
Man, just copying and pasting that feels great.
Delegate Bob Marshall (VA-13) deserves credit for agreeing to carry this critical legislation. Now is the time for Virginians to start contacting their state representatives to inform them about the measure and ask for their support should ObamaCare make it out of the Senate.
Credit also goes to Delegate Charles Carrico (VA-5), who has agreed to carry the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, which is similar to recent measures adopted in Tennessee and Montana.
In marked contrast to the health care “reform” legislation recently passed by the House, neither of these bills exceeds three pages.
This is great news for those in Virginia who still cling to the Constitution, but introducing these bills is just the beginning. Victory will require inexhaustible passion and energy since, as always, we must give our state legislators the courage to stand up for our freedoms.
And it will take political courage. Nancy Pelosi has already claimed that even if such measures pass at the state level, the federal government has the authority to impose its will upon the voters anyway. Then stick us with the bill, of course.
Thanks, but no thanks, Nancy.
Like the signs say: We’ll keep our money, guns, and freedom; you keep the change.