Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Sue Over Healthcare Bill

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas will join in on a multi state lawsuit against the just passed healthcare bill.  Fox News reported today that at least 38 states have passed or have introduced legislation or lawsuits challenging the healthcare bill.  A big thanks to General Abbott for bumping that number up to 39 when Texas joins the lawsuit.

Update:  This statement was posted on General Abbott’s state website.  Once again I thank him for taking a strong stand for Texas!

“The federal health care legislation passed tonight violates the United States Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans’ individual liberties. To protect all Texans’ constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation’s founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation.”

From General Abbott’s facebook page posted on Sunday night.

Greg Abbott:  Just got off the AG conference call. We agreed that a multi-state lawsuit would send the strongest signal. We plan to file the moment Obama signs the bill. I anticipate him signing it tomorrow. Check back for an update at that time. I will post a link to the lawsuit when it is filed. It will lay out why the bill is unconstitutional and tramples individual and states rights

Governor Perry released the statement below in response to the healthcare bill being passed.  Stay tuned for more action from our state officials.

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Passage of Federal Health Care Bill

March 21, 2010

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the passage of the federal health care bill:

“Unfortunately, the health care vote had more to do with expanding socialism on American soil than it does fixing our health care finance and delivery systems. The Obama health care bill undermines patient choice, personal responsibility, medical innovation and fiscal responsibility in America.

“As passed by the U.S. House, the bill will cost Texas taxpayers billions more, and drive our nation much deeper into debt. Congress’s backroom deals and parliamentary maneuvers undermined the public trust and increased cynicism in our political process.

“Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to fight this federal excess and find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from this gross federal overreach.”

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5 responses to “Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Sue Over Healthcare Bill

  1. Randall Garrett

    General Abbott, please do all you can to stop this maddness. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc. are scourge of this country and need to be removed from anything more powerful than a street-sweeper.

  2. HOORAY, I am proud that here in Texas we have public officials who are ready to stand up against the socialists in the federal government, keep fighting them, never surrender!

  3. I am a senior citizen and finally on Medicare and Supplemental Ins. Now Congress has seen fit to take that away and provide Obamacare. Please let Texas go to court over this outrageous bill.

  4. This country was built under the Rule of Law to prevent the tyranny that the colonies suffered under British Parliamentary sovereignty from happening again.
    The Rule of Law was formulated with the US Constitution as the highest law in the land with no body above the law. The US Constitution defined and limited the powers of the US Congress expressly to prevent Parliamentary sovereignty.
    Throughout history, the US Congress has been stretching the limits of the Interstate Commerce and General Welfare clauses, culminating with the passage of Health Care where the last Constitutional restraint on Congress’ power has been shaken off. Without Constitutional restraint, there is no law to limit the power of Congress, making this country subject to Parliamentary sovereignty – exactly what the founders attempted to prevent! We have become what we’ve rebelled against!
    John Locke in The Second Treatise of Civil Government states: “Where-ever law ends, tyranny begins”, and when the highest law, it is the highest tyranny.
    Whereas the US Supreme Court has abdicated it’s responsibility to defend the US Constitution, it falls on each State to defend their rights, and join together in restoring the US Constitution.

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