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New Path to the Repeal of Obamacare

The efforts to repeal Obamacare have taken many forms.  The primary effort has been in the U.S. Congress, where the House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal Obamacare that received more votes than the original legislation enacting Obamacare.  However, the effort has stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate.  Furthermore, President Obama has indicated that he would veto any repeal legislation.  For this effort to succeed, repeal-supporting Republicans must take the Senate and…


Added by Karl D on May 5, 2011 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

The Myth of the "Runaway Convention"

     The US Constitution does not have loopholes.  The “runaway convention” is a myth propagated by conspiracy theorists and those who want an all-powerful centralized government. 

     The state legislatures will select delegates they trust to carry out their wishes at the Convention for proposing Amendments.  The Convention for proposing Amendments has, under the US Constitution, the limited power only to propose amendments.  Any proposal coming out of the Convention for…


Added by Karl D on May 5, 2011 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

The How and Why of the Direct Constitutional Repeal of Obamacare

When the Constitution was drafted, the Founders were concerned with too much power being vested in one person or group of people.  The most obvious expression of this concern was the separation of powers that sought to divide power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the federal government.  But the Founders also sought to balance power between the states and the federal government.  One way in this is achieved is in the amendment process specified in Article…


Added by Karl D on May 5, 2011 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

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