Nullification of ObamaCare / Gutting The Citizens Initiative Petition

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Important Hearings, March 5th & 6th, 2012
Please fill out all 3 witness forms!
Witness Form Links: Obamacare Nullification Bill / Citizens Initiative Hearing(s) Alert!
Your Testimony Needed!
Dear Brian,
Obamcare Nullification Bill

The most important bill of the MO legislative session will have a hearing Tuesday and we want hundreds of citizens to weigh in.

HB 1534 (Rep. Kurt Bahr) is Missouri’s declaration that Obamacare – all of it, not just the individual mandate – is unconstitutional, and that the federal government has no authority to take over control of 1/6 of the economy, and that we will not allow it to be enforced in our state!

This is a companion bill to the Health Care Freedom Act. HB 1534 is the “teeth”, complete with penalties for any federal bureaucrats who come to Missouri and attempt to force Obamacre on us. This hearing is our opportunity to tell the Missouri General Assembly that we expect them to interpose on our behalf and stand in the gap between us and a federal government that is out of control.

Witness Form Links – HB 1534 (Nullify Obamacare) 1 of 3
For Brian Bollmann: Click for Witness Form (Remove before forwarding.)
Generic Witness Form: Click for Witness Form
Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time:  After noon (See hearing schedule.)
Room:  HR 4
Two Bills Gut the Citizens Initiative (petition) Process:
Oppose Them!

The single most important concept in a Constitutional Republic is the principle expressed in the Missouri Constitution in Article I, Section 1: That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.

The people must maintain their “check” on government – that’s what the right to keep and bear arms is ultimately about! And so we don’t have to resort to violence to protect our liberty, we have the right to vote.

Sometimes voting the bums out just doesn’t work. Too often the old bums are replaced by new bums.

So besides the right to keep and bear arms, the people of Missouri have reserved for themselves another “check” on government – that is, the power to reject or enact laws or constitutional amendments independent of the people controlling government.

Missouri Constitution, Article III Section 49: The people reserve power to propose and enact or reject laws and amendments to the constitution by the initiative, independent of the general assembly, and also reserve power to approve or reject by referendum any act of the general assembly, except as hereinafter provided.

As an example of the importance of this power, note that when the Ohio legislature failed to step up to the plate, average citizens put their anti-Obamacare measure on the ballot with a petition. Like our Prop C, it passed with huge margins.

SB 817 (Parson) and HB 1869 (Dugger) will significantly hamstring the citizen’s initiative petition process. The irony is, these bills will hurt grass-roots citizen petitions but do very little to curtail the big money special interest initiatives the sponsors claim they are concerned about.

Perhaps the most onerous aspect of these bills is a new procedure that will take away at least two months, and as much as three months, from the time allowed to collect signatures. Considering that litigation can already eat up almost all the available time, the loss of these months can effectively strip the people of the very power they have reserved for themselves.

Please fill out a witness form for BOTH the Senate and House bills. Tell the legislature to keep their mitts off our rights!

Witness Form Links – SB 817 (Guts Citizen Initiative Petitions)
2 of 3
For Brian Bollmann: Click for Witness Form (Remove before forwarding.)
Generic Witness Form: Click for Witness Form
Date:  Monday, March 5, 2012
Time:  2:00 pm
Room:  Senate Lounge
Witness Form Links – HB 1869 (Guts Citizen Initiative Petitions)
3 of 3
For Brian Bollmann: Click for Witness Form (Remove before forwarding.)
Generic Witness Form: Click for Witness Form
Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  HR 5

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