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Yesterday, I joined a record-breaking Lobby Day crowd of Virginians at the steps of the bell tower on Richmond's Capitol Grounds. I had the privilege to be one of the speakers who addressed the gathering on topics like the Tenth Amendment and its fundamental importance in our American system of divided sovereignty. They didn't need the lesson.
Contact: Matthew ClementeFreedomWorks Massachusetts State DirectorPhone: (508) 284-4200Email: Mjclem11@gmail.comWorcester, MA – The Massachusetts chapter of FreedomWorks is engaging an all-out grassroots Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort targeting the state’s special election for U.S. Senate.
Big news from Richmond just a few short days before the 10th Amendment rally on January 18th. As reported by the Richmond Tea Party via Tertium Quids:
Even as calls for nullification of proposed federal health care mandates have intensified on the state level, an almost hysterical effort has arisen to discredit such measures, and paint them as part of an obsolete theory with no bearing on modern politics.Regardless of its logical descent from our most basic founding principle, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, nullification simply doesn’t work, critics say.Or does it?
It's pretty clear to most folks who pay even a little attention to freedom, individual liberty, and other good things that an insurance mandate may run afoul of a little thing many of us miss called the Constitution. Numerous activists have called asking about this, more have commented through the website, and all of us know that, should ObamaCare pass, there will definitely be a constitutional challenge.
If you aren't otherwise occupied earning a living, FreedomWorks is looking for some patriots who might be up to a little protesting of cap and trade outside the Edison Electric Institute's board of directors and CEOs meeting Thursday morning at the Fairmont on East Princess Drive.
"It's all going to be on C-SPAN. The American people will be watching." H/T: NewsAlert Previous post on this issue
FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey sent an letter of thanks to Senate Republicans for holding firm in the face of fierce opposition and sweet-heart deals against the government takeover of health care. This bold show of unity is definitely worth applauding. Be sure to thank these Senators for their No vote on Reid's health care bill. Click here to see a pdf version of the letter below.
C-SPAN has sent a letter to Democratic leaders asking that the closed-door negotiations between the House and Senate on health care be televised. Congressional leadership is already going around the usual reconciliation process to avoid public scrutiny and this request is an important reminder of the need for transparency.
From the business section of the New York Times comes this profile of medical care in Richmond since 1996.Since 1996, the Richmond area has lost more than 600 of its hospital beds, mostly because of state regulations on capacity. Several hospitals have closed, and others have shrunk. In 1996, the region had 4.8 hospital beds for every 1,000 residents. Today, it has about three. Hospital care has been, in a word, rationed.