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There are three states in contention over State’s Rights issues with the federal government. Virginia is suing over Obamacare’s mandate that each individual buy government insurance. Louisiana has sued over the Gulf Oil drilling moratorium. Louisiana has won their suit against the Moratorium twice and the FedGov continues to ignore Judicial orders. Arizona has passed their copy of federal immigration laws and has been sued by the FedGov.
Now Missouri joins the fray. There is a proposition on the Primary ballot next week, Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, known as “Prop C.” That proposition says..
Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:
Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?
It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown. (Source: SolidPrincipals Blog)
The latest poll that I’ve seen, as of a few days ago, says that 60% of Missourians favor the poll. A local radio show has started a mantra, “Yes on C, screw DC!”
There is some opposition from the expected groups. The St. Louis Today website calls those voting “Yes”, free-loaders. In my opinion, those who vote “No”, are parasites feeding off the rest of us. Compare the language and tone from StLouisToday to that of the St. Louis Tea Party. What a difference in attitude between that of the statists to that from the Tea Parties.
By the end of next Tuesday, I’ll be proud that Missouri has joined the ranks with Virginia, Louisiana and Arizona.