A retired Constitutional lawyer
has read the entire proposed healthcare bill. Read his
conclusions and pass this on as you wish.
The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret.
Constitutional Attorney
Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The
Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with
particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional
law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed
law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I
found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law
and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats
and the media are saying. The law does provide for
rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and
other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for
illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced
participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance
companies out of business, and put everyone into a government
run system. All decisions about personal health care will
ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will
not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments
to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will
be strictly controlled by the government.
However, as
scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In
fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no
intention of providing affordable health care choices.
Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer
of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever
occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a
similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of
the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted
balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and
Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress
will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a
number of different areas over the lives of the American people,
and the businesses they own. The irony is that the Congress
doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas
to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S.
Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of
Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also
provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama
administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct
violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the
Constitution information, your personal financial information,
and the information of your employer, physician, and
hospital. All of this is a protection against unreasonable
searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right
to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion
regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide…
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if
you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the
Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a
tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because
of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of
the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn’t work because since
there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal
the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of
property without the due process of law.
So, there are
three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much,
out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively
nullified by this law. It doesn’t stop there though.
The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the
Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny
or disparage others retained by the people; The 10th Amendment
states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved
to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the
provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the
people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at
all in many areas that once were theirs to control.
I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think
you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is
about seizing power and limiting rights…
Article 6 of
the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress
to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the
Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able
to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without
feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I
voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold
me accountable. For those who might doubt the nature of this
threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution,
and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about
to have taken from us.
Michael Connelly Retired
attorney, Constitutional Law Instructor Carrollton , Texas
If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights
under it, just do nothing.