South Carolina Making Obamacare a Crime

The South Carolina state House passed a bill this week that declares President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be “null and void,” and criminalizes its implementation.

The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”

The measure permits the state Attorney General, with reasonable cause, “to restrain by temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction” any person who is believed to be causing harm to any person or business with the implementation of Obamacare.

Earlier this year in her state of the state address, Gov. Nikki Haley said that South Carolina does not want and cannot afford the president’s plan, “not now, not ever.”

“To that end, we will not pursue the type of government-run health exchanges being forced on us by Washington,” she said. “Despite the rose-colored rhetoric coming out of D.C., these exchanges are nothing more than a way to make the state do the federal government’s bidding in spending massive amounts of taxpayer dollars on insurance subsidies that we can’t afford.”
The nullification bill moved on to the state Senate Thursday and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read more at The Washington Times

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  • Robert Moulds

    Personally I support universal health care if covers the basics and the government is honest about it. If Barack admitted their was a sales tax to fund then i would know how he will pay for and support it. Barack was not honest and there fore South Carolina has turned on it so if you disagree with the politics their stand is understandable.

    • reggiec

      Chief Justice Roberts ruled that the funding for Obamacare is a tax and not a fine. For that reason ne the states can ban its implimentation. All revenue bills MUST originate in the House. Obamacare as it stands came from the Senate; hence it is unconstitutional.

      • agbjr

        Chief Justice Roberts’ passion is chess, he is a master at the game. In his opinion which was adopted as the Court’s ruling he specifically wrote the manner in which the legislation was passed is unconstitutional and so is imposing a penalty on individuals for opting-out. He pointed out the mandate could stand if it was imposed as a tax only because the Constitution does give congress the power to tax – but he did not ‘rule’ it was a tax. Roberts also stated the Court could not decide whether it was good or bad legislation only on whether it was in keeping with the Constitution … a question he answered by discussing how it was passed. Chief Justice Roberts – the master chessman – has checkmated Obama.

  • Darius the Mede

    As a South Carolinian, it pleases me immensely that SC has developed some guts. Obama care is un-Constitutional from the get-go. All states should enact similar legislation to pre-empt the implementation of the Obaminator’s plan to enforce universal medical coverage. The federal government has no authority to force this issue.

  • The good state of South Carolina has not closed the loop for they are still allowing the federal government to tax their citizens for these unconsitutional purposes, when they could close the loop by intervention. They could set up escrow accounts for their citizens that so choose to forward their federal taxes to and the state government could then forward to the federal government the portion of those taxes that the state determines was to be spent on consitiutional purposes. The power to tax per the 16th Amendment does not authorize the government to take money for things not specifically authorized in our Constitution.

  • jenniewalsh

    Obamacare IS a crime. Obamacare is a HUGE organized crime RACKETEERING RIP-OFF SCAM! The ONLY beneficiaries will be the lying, thieving corrupt politicians and bureaucrats and their Illuminati backers (who wrote the bill in the first place) who will pocket TRILLION$ in taxpayer money. MUST SEE! youtube.com/watch?v=WzytGJh9cBY —– David Icke Almost 7 hours.

  • agbjr

    We were attending a family event in South Carolina when the news broke about the nullification bill’s passage in the State House. Family members who do not live in South Carolina asked if those who do have extra room for them!

    South Carolina has a history of nullification by legislation. The precedent is the Tariff of 1828 … President Andrew Jackson was not happy with the outcome.


  • billygeturgun

    Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched! It still has to become a complete final bill for the Governor to sign. Hopefully it will pass and be signed and other states will follow suit!

  • a few months ago our govenor signed into law made our state a militia state . so anybody who holds a concealed weapons permit is a member of the South Carolina Militia