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We are already hearing from Washington that this will be “difficult.” We will hear in coming days and weeks that the White House will make it impossible. I reject these pronouncements and I am also not willing to wait on the judicial branch to rule that this law is patently unconstitutional. It is important that the people of the United States make the point that we have the final word on public policy and the actions of the legislative branch of our government.
For all these reasons I am leading a citizen campaign to overturn this destructive and unwanted law. It is called “RepealHealthcareAct.org” and we plan to raise at least five million petitions and do so much more that Congress will have no option except outright repeal. Many have said it is time to “take our country back” and this is how it begins. This was to be the “signature issue” of Mr. Obama but he failed to get our signature on the bottom line.
A new Congress will take office in January and the voice of the people was heard in the elections. Here is the rest of the story about our representative democracy. We will be telling our elected representatives what we want from them in unmistakable terms. We will not be accepting half truths, half efforts or the usual legislative escape hatches that put off to some undefined future date what we are demanding right now.
In enacting this law, politicians and lobbyists believed that they knew better than the American people. They forced upon us what we did not want to accept. It has happened before under the rule of a King George and we rejected his arrogance when we founded a new kind of nation — our United States of America. We became the hope of the world with our grand experiment and now we must renew the promise of the Founding Fathers. To do so we must teach this fundamental lesson of self-determination to our own leaders. Together, we will.
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