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SCORE! South Carolina Nullifies Obamacare


In what seemed to an overwhelmingly uphill battle for the grassroots in South Carolina, a huge victory has been won, and won by an unexpectedly large margin.

After months of tireless work from various grassroots organizations and individuals, including several events held in places like Columbia and Greenville where hundreds and even thousands showed up in support, Bill Chumley’s bill, H.3101 “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act” passed a second reading in the House today by a vote of 65-34. (The roll call vote list can be read via this link.) The bill as written would declare Obamacare to be null and void because it is a blatantly unconstitutional piece of legislation.

H.3101 is based on the doctrine of “nullification” which goes back to Founding Fathers Jefferson and Madison who passed similar acts in their respective states of Virginia and Kentucky which became known as “The Resolutions of 1798.” Nullification was also used by states like Wisconsin to fight the unconstitutional fugitive slave laws of the 1850s which required citizens to turn over slaves to the federal authorities and made anyone who aided escaped slaves as criminals themselves.

In more modern times nullification was used in 2007 when 15 states passed nullification of the federal Real ID Act which caused the act to never be implemented by the federal government.

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One of the more

horrendous decisions rendered by the Supreme Court was in Kelo v. City of New London. In the aftermath of this decision, 43 states enacted legislation to declare the decision null and void.

Legislation to null and void United Nations Agenda 21 is another example of the State's power to check the federal government.

Good job to everyone who worked to null and void Obamacare in South Carolina. We need more states to climb onto the bandwagon.

well I'll be ...

a glimmer of hope.

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Ms. Lindsey Graham...

must be licking obombya's boots right now to help make it all better!

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