By Tim Young
If you haven’t been following the landmark case that Houston’s Dr. Steven Hotze has brought against Obamacare, simply put, now’s the time to listen up.
Of all of the cases that have been brought against the administration, his is THE ONE that has found solid standing in federal court, and if experts are correct, this is the “make or break” case for the fight against Obamacare in the court system.
Here’s what you need to know:
Dr. Hotze filed federal suit on May 7, 2013 in Houston Texas. The case is known as Hotze v. Sebelius.
In the case, Dr. Hotze has made two significant constitutional claims against Obamacare:
1 – That it violates Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution known as the Origination Clause. The Origination clause says that any bills for raising revenue must start in the House of Representatives. Guess what? The Affordable Care Act didn’t.
and 2 – Obamacare violates the Takings Clause in the 5th Amendment of the Constitution. The government can’t force you to buy anything, including Obamacare… which is what this clause is set up to protect us from.
This case seems like a cut and dry win… the end of the tyranny that is Obamacare… but that’s not what a Clinton-appointed judge said on January 10, 2014. Federal District Judge Nancy Atlas actually agreed with all of Dr. Hotze’s points… but SOMEHOW STILL FOUND OBAMACARE TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL!
A shocked Dr. Hotze and his legal team immediately appealed to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans. It is by far the most conservative of the 13 federal circuit courts… but with a ruling like what happened in Houston, who knows what will happen.
Here’s the bottom line: This is it. This is our last solid LEGAL and CONSTITUTIONAL chance to stop Obamacare. If this fails, we lose in the courts. Republicans know this. That’s why Sen. John Cornyn and Congressman Pete Sessions are writing and circulating an amicus brief in support of Dr. Hotze’s case.
Battle lines have been drawn, the war has been waged and we are ready to take our final stand with Dr. Hotze. If you want to join the Senators and Congressmen standing with him, please go to www.CitizensAgainstObamacare.com and sign the petition.
He can only win this with your help and support. If you believe in an America that isn’t faced with this horrible tyranny, please go to www.CitizensAgainstObamacare.com and stand againt Obamacare right now!
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