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Rogers: Ruling 'Contrary' to Freedom

The Supreme Court today upheld President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.

Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has responded to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law:

"The decision by the United States Supreme Court stands contrary to the very principles of freedom on which our nation was founded. The idea that a Federal Government could wield this much power and control over sovereign citizens is surely not an idea contemplated by our forefathers. 

The pathway towards a return to liberty involves electing conservatives in every office in the land. This should be followed by a simultaneous repeal of Obamacare in Congress and every constitutional roadblock the individual states can muster. 

Georgia maintains the right to appropriate state resources in the manner best suited for our citizens. We should ensure that no Georgia tax dollar is spent implementing this freedom destructing law.

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Concerned in GA June 29, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The founding fathers were men of their times, and could not envision today's modern era. Heroes in their time, yes - but don't attempt to preach to us about what they would think about a healthcare bill in 2012. That's an old, ridiculous argument used by the "righteous right" when they have nothing better to offer. The only idea they have had is - you guessed it - Romneycare. But now they don't like that one either. Sen. Chip has more credibility as a football picker than a legislator who attempts to govern based on the size of his campaign donations. Stop using fake conservative issues, and start working for the people who elected you: not just your largest contributors.
Conservative in Fulton June 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I guess the democrats and Beach supporters like Obmamcare. Beach does like large tax increases since he is actively campaigning for t-splost so that makes sense I guess.
Kea June 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Hey Guy Bailey... go back to the UK if America is so bad. Senator Rogers is correct. Dems like yourself want and need more government in their lives because you're unable to make decisions on you own.
Concerned in GA June 30, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Dems only want more government because you Republicans are too busy fleecing the majority of honest Americans. Open your eyes and stop selling everyone down the river to corporate America and calling it "free" enterprise or "small" businesses. Both parties should show the public all their contributors, and then explain how they're looking out for "us". Please explain to all of us how all other modern industrialized countries have some form of federal health care, which by the way is better than ours, and costs less. Republicans have been in control of Congress since 1994 (except for 2 years). Where are their ideas? How many years does it take to think of something? You all seem to know how to be against everything, but can't come up with one positive plan to put forward to help solve a problem.
Guy Bailey June 30, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Hi Kea - America is great apart from one appalling fact - that unlike every other mature, rich democracy in the world - it treats healthcare as a privilege not a right. Nobody ever went bankrupt in England if they broke their leg. I sadly cannot say the same thing in this wonderful country - but the majority of Americans, Republican and Democrat - are waking up to the fact that the Health Insurers have been holding them hostage and extorting them for decades. Not any more. Americans 1 Crooks and the Cruel 0..

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