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A Constitutional Attorney Has Read the Entire H.C. Bill

Written by Subject: Healthcare
Sent to me from a friend...
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  protecting
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 or remove me from office.

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