Thursday, December 12, 2013

South Carolina: First to Secede, First to Outlaw Obamacare?

South Carolina is a beautiful state.  It was the first state to secede in December of 1860; it is now on its way to being the first state to secede from Obamacare.

Well actually, when I say "secede" from Obamacare, I am really describing nullification.  Any state has the right to opt out of any federal law that violates the Constitution, regardless of what the Supreme Court says (screw you John Roberts).  South Carolina may be the first state to nullify the so-called "Affordable Care Act" by exempting all of its citizens and businesses from participating in Obamacare.

South Carolina's House voted in favor of banning Obamacare from its state by a vote of 65-34, and the state  Republican-controlled Senate will vote on the bill (HB3101) in January.

Capitalism Institute reports:
The core of the “South Carolina Freedom of Heath Care Protection Act” (HB3101) outlaws any state employees, officers, or agencies from implementing Obamacare.

The federal government can try to subject South Carolinians to the horrors of the ACA – but they would have no personnel or funds in the state to actually carry it out. Obamacare would be nothing more than a ghost.
Capitalism Institute also cites a Supreme Court case of Printz v. United States:
What the Supreme Court said … is that states are not merely political subdivisions of the federal government to carry out what the federal government does; they are sovereign entities. Congress can pass laws, but it cannot compel the states to utilize either their treasury or personnel to implement those federal laws.
Note that kiddies:  the states are sovereign entities, not merely subdivisions of the federal government.  The latter answers to the former, not the other way around.  May this spirit of states' rights expand and spread.  It is exactly what the Founders intended.


Always On Watch said...


Thank you for participating in this recent discussion at my blog site! I appreciate your knowledge about the topic and was actually hoping that you'd stop in and give your input.

Stogie Chomper said...

I was pleased to see that Sam and I are on the same page on this topic. Do give hin my best.

Always On Watch said...

I am pretty much on the same page with you and Sam. I simply don't have time right now to engage in a lot of discussion at my blog. I am more than pleased to host discussions, however.

Hey, have you ever read The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution? Wonderful book!

Stogie Chomper said...

AOW, yes, I have read the first book. but not the second. However, I just now bought the Kindle edition upon your recommendation and will begin reading it tonight.

Stogie Chomper said...

Read the first two chapters. It's very good! I am familiar with Thomas E. Woods and I link to him on Facebook. He really gives great historical defenses for conservatism and a limited federal government.

Stogie Chomper said...

I have now read the first eight chapters. I learned some facts about the First Amendment and original intent that repudiates a federal judge who just ruled, erroneously, that a veteran's memorial, a huge cross on a hill here in the Bay Area, is "unconstitutional" and must come down. The judge doesn't know his ass from the Bill of Rights. It is disgusting how our bloated federal judiciary has "amended" the Constitution through erroneous decrees from the bench.