Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kentucky’s legislators sitting around waiting to see if crushing federal legislation really hurts

It's clear. Washington power players are intent on passing a health care bill regardless of public opinion, fact or consequences.

Democratic congressional leaders have floated a plan to enact health-care reform by a procedure dubbed "the Slaughter solution." But the Supreme Court wrote in Clinton v. City of New York (1998), a bill containing the "exact text" must be approved by one house; the other house must approve "precisely the same text" according to an op-ed by Judge Michael McConnell in the Wall Street Journal.

A draft of lawsuit by LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION and MARK R. LEVIN challenging the constitutionality of the health care bill that might be passed using the Slaughter solution because you cannot have a law that is not voted on by Congress - as explicitly said in the Constitution.

The stakes for Kentucky are really high. Kentucky legislators need to debate and vote on two self-protecting items to help protect Kentuckians from corrupt Washington politics that will dramatically impact all of us.

Kentucky HB307 providing protection against health care mandates and House Concurrent Resolution 10 asserting Kentucky's 10th amendment stance are both suffocating in committee.

Unless Kentuckians are going to sit on the sidelines and adopt the 'hit us again, harder, harder' mantra, it's time for legislators to act.

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