How to Nullify ObamaCare if You’ve Got the Guts
by PHILIP HODGES
July 19, 2012
State Representative Mike Ritze from Oklahoma will be proposing a bill that nullifies ObamaCare. No, nullification isn't when all the white conservatives demand that we bring back black slavery to the states. Nullification happens when the states tell the Feds, "Don't you forget that we created you, and that we're sovereign to you. We're not going to abide by your unconstitutional laws, and if you try to force them on us, you'll find your agents in jail."
Ritze's bill isn't just one of those non-binding resolutions that merely states that Obama's healthcare mandate is unconstitutional. Those resolutions do nothing but make politicians feel better about themselves. It gives them something to point to when people ask them what they are doing to counteract Obama's tyranny. "Well, I voted for some non-binding resolution saying that ObamaCare was unconstitutional. Doesn't that count for something?" they might ask. Well, no, not really. Resolutions don't do anything. In fact, they can make things worse because politicians think that at least it's doing something, and after they've voted for the resolution, they think, "Well, at least we tried." Resolutions in effect say, "Hey, Feds. We don't really agree with what you're doing, but I guess we'll accept it if we have to. Thanks, bye." Yeah, I'm sure the Feds shake in their boots when they get non-binding state resolutions voicing their opinions. If only people put as much stock in Supreme Court decisions as they do in empty resolutions. How about something with teeth?
Ritze doesn't just call ObamaCare unconstitutional; his bill will criminalize any U.S. government agent who tries to enforce Obama's brand of healthcare socialism in the state of Oklahoma:
"Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or any employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or a term of imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years, or both.
Any public officer or employee of the State of Oklahoma that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding two (2) years, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment."