Indiana, South Carolina Join Fight to Nullify ObamaCare


As the multitude of mandates contained within the ObamaCare behemoth begin breathing down the necks of Americans, state legislators across the country are proposing bills to protect citizens from being subjected to the healthcare law’s unconstitutional provisions. These bills are also designed to restore the walls of sovereignty that protect states from an overreaching federal authority.

In Indiana, for example, State Senator Phil Boots has offered a nullification bill that would prohibit the enforcement of ObamaCare (officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) in the Hoosier State.

Boots’ bill (SB 0230) proposed changes to the current Indiana Code regarding the administration of state and local government. Citing the Tenth Amendment as authority, Boots’ bill states:

Provides that any federal act, order, law, rule, regulation, or statute found by the general assembly to be inconsistent with the power granted to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States is void in Indiana. Provides that a resident of Indiana has a cause of action to enjoin the enforcement or implementation or the attempted enforcement or implementation of a federal act, order, law, rule, regulation, or statute declared void by the general assembly. Provides that a plaintiff who prevails in such an action is entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.

The general assembly finds the following:

The people of the several states comprising the United States of America created the federal government to be their agent for certain enumerated purposes as set forth in the Constitution of the United States and for nothing more.

The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people of the several states to the federal government, and all powers not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people themselves.

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  • A Proud American

    I also would like to see more states follow the lead of South Carolina and Indiana, but most are afraid to do so.  The governor of Florida has caved (just like Boehner always does in the House) and said, “since the supreme court has ruled ObamaCare is legal, it is the law of the land and they believe in the superiority clause that the Federal government is superior to any state government.”  In other words, the inexperienced governor of Florida has failed its citizens by not fighting this illegal law which was enacted using unusual procedures.

  • Evermyrtle

    One way of looking at this thing, the more states that join Indiana and SC the more power that give us to fight this monstrosity. I hope the other stats don’t sit back waiting others to do their work. That is one problem, big problem we have, only a few have the courage to stand up for what is right, always waihing for somebody else to do the job.

  • ErikOsbun

    These states do not like Obamacare, because Obamacare is NOT about health care; it is about CONTROL and TAXATION.

    • Evermyrtle

      @ErikOsbun You are correct but this SC gal does not like the any attempt to control her neither does she like anything that she has read that is in the thing. Of course the entire is based on CONTROL, Control is completely throughout the thing, force it through, then forch people to give up our guns. Then they tell when to squat, What else would they want ???OH I know.  GET RID OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY GHOST. I PROMISE IT WON’T HAPPEN.
      My Psalm for today
      I let GOD choose this chapter in  Palms and it seems to fit how HE must feel about us today.
      Psalms 77. 1-20
        1. I cried unto GOD with my voice, even unto GOD with my voice; and HE gave ear unto me.
        2. In the day of my trouble I sought the LORD: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
        3. I remembered GOD, and was troubled : I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed, Selah
        4. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 
        5. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
        6.I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
        7. Will the LORD cast of forever? and will HE be favorable no more?
        8.  In HIS mercy clean gone for ever? doth HIS promise fail for evermore?
        9. Hath GOD forgotten to be gracious? Hath HE in anger shut up HIS tender mercies? Selah
      10. And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the MOST HIGH.
      11. I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. (YAHH)
      12. I will meditate also of all thy work,and talk of thy doings.
      13. Thy way O GOD, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a GOD is our GOD?
      14. Thou art the GOD that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
      15.Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons o f Jacob and Joseph. Selah
      The waters saw thee, O GOD, the waters saw thee, they were afraid: the depths also were troubled
      17. The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.
      18. The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world the earth trembled and shook
      19. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
      20. Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses an Aaron.

  • oldgreyandugly

    I wish every state would follow his lead an oppose this rediculous law.