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Ben Swann: Georgia Will Introduce Legislation To Nullify Obamacare & Sue The Federal Government

State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) will hold a press conference on next Monday, December 16th, in the south wing of the Georgia Capitol building. Representative Spencer and several other legislators will meet to discuss two bills that will be introduced in the upcoming 2014 legislative season.

“The bill’s main thrust is to prohibit state agencies, officers and employees of the state from implementing any provisions of the Affordable Care Act, leaving implementation entirely in the hands of the federal government, which lacks the resources or personnel to carry out the programs it mandates,” said Rep. Spencer.

The bill’s bite is rooted is anti-commandeering doctrine. This doctrine, which has been well established by the United States Supreme Court (Printz v. United States), dictates that the federal government cannot force state legislatures to enforce federal laws.

According to Justice Scalia’s majority opinion in Printz v. United States, state legislatures are not subject to federal direction. Although Congress may enforce its own laws, they may not force the states to carry out their duties in such laws. According to the Court, the Constitution establishes a system of dual sovereignty where states and the federal government exercise concurrent authority. Giving Congress the power to force states in to service would greatly enhance federal power, and the Court ruled this could not stand.

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fireant's picture

This is weak. No applause from me.

I know. At least they are trying, but the pubs just have no clue, really.
What they are actually accomplishing is opening the door for the feds to come in with swords drawn and dictate to the people. Like King Herod, they are washing their hands and leaving us to the wolves.
The only proper stance for a state is to declare ACA unconstitutional and prohibit it's enforcement within the state.

Undo what Wilson did

these crackers down souff

gon be da deafknell of one Dr. BloBama

go dawgs

This law is starting to unravel as fast as a cheap sweater

Went to my Doc yesterday and asked him about the ACA, he said if he got started on that, he would have a problem with his high blood pressure. LOL

BenSwan.com says that in the

BenSwan.com says that in the "Printz" case the court ruled that the Federal Government could not force the State governments to enforce federal laws.

BenSwan.com also say that the ACA prohibits the States from enforcing Federal Law.

I would think the Printz could have the effect of reinforcing that latter provision.

Is there something else?


Already introduced in South Carollina

by Tom Davis - House Bill 3101:

Section 38-71-2120. The General Assembly declares that the federal law known as the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and is invalid in this State, is not recognized by this State, is specifically rejected by this State, and is null and void and of no effect in this State.


The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul


for Ben!

Swann is real journalism...I hope.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.





Let's all call the representatives there

and tell them that we will all move there if this passes, which means more tax revenue for them. ;)




Good idea. lol