King Discusses Plan to Reject ObamaCare

March 22, 2010

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The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford):

The Constitution was written to restrain our federal government. Last night the Democrats in Congress and President Obama basically threw our constitution out the window. That may sound strong, but friends, it is a steep and slippery slope when government ignores its most fundamental law.

Regardless of how you feel about the health care bill – which I believe to be terrible legislation – enacting it was a clear and brazen violation of our constitution. In other words, it was an illegal act! Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott announced last night that he is filing a suit against the federal government to try to stop the implementation of the health care bill. In the Texas Legislature, my conservative Republican colleagues and I are aggressively pursuing additional options.

I will keep you posted in the days to come. For now, speak out with a loud voice. Help friends and family understand the impact of last night’s vote. And, above all, pray faithfully for our nation.