Affordable Health Care Choices Act unconstitutional

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Posted Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:47am

House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009 proposed by the Obama Administration is unconstitutional.

One of my friends posted a comment about the bill online and I shared my opinion. I never knew so many would tell me I was going to hell. One went as far as saying "anyone who is more concerned about their taxes being raised than the life of another person is a bastard."

I quit the discussion, too many one-sided opinions. If the government decides I need to pay more taxes so that another person can live, then I'll find a way to survive on less. However, short of being a Utopian society, someone will always die because they can't afford one of the basic needs of life. Sadly enough, Utopian believers need to realize we don't live in a perfect world.

This bill proposed by the Obama administration is against the rights guaranteed to us as free citizens of the United States of America. Both houses of Congress are required to take an oath to support the Constitution, and as citizens of the U.S., we too should support the Constitution. How can anyone who has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution support HB 3200 without violating that affirmation?

This legislation, if passed, will give those appointed by the Obama administration access to your personal health care information, your personal financial information and the information of your employer, physician and hospital. Many who support the health care legislation claim Congress has the right according to the Constitution to do this, stating that Congress has the power to provide "for the common defense and general welfare of the U.S." Forget about the privacy guaranteed to you in the Fourth Amendment, this legislation will give the legislative branch the ability to look into anything they deem the common welfare of the public. I don't want anyone to die because they can't afford what they need, but don't want the government sorting through my personal information or controlling choices that should be mine to make.

Have I mentioned you will have to pay a tax if the health choices administrator, a person appointed by Obama, deems your health care insurance is not acceptable? There is nothing that allows you to appeal the imposition of this tax, which is against the "due process of law" clause of the Fifth Amendment.

According to Michael Connelly, a constitutional attorney from Texas who read House Bill 3200 said the bill provides for "rationing of health care, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services ... ." Connelly says in one of his essays on HB 3200 that "this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices ... it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the executive branch of government that has ever occurred ... . If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed."

Can it be more clear? The founders of our country set up a unique balance of power between the three branches of the U.S. Government. If this bill passes, Congress with be giving the Obama administration the power to legally invade our lives.

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