July 24, 2012 Mecklenburg CountyYoung Republicans Group Meeting
Speaker of the NC State House, Thom Tillis, is asked by activist Scott Jordan specifically about STATES RIGHT TO NULLIFICATION on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “ObamaCare”)
Mr. Tillis’ reactionary response to the question is that his hopes for defeating President Obama’s healthcare bill lie in Mitt Romney being elected to the presidency.
He goes on to discuss HB2, ultimately a failed resolution, directing the NC Attorney General to drop lawsuits prohibiting NC from participating in the Supreme Court case regarding the constitutionality of the healthcare bill. Proponents of HB2 claim that the resolution would have essentially nullified ObamaCare, had it gone into effect, however, it is said to have been a “symbolic” nullification, as the bill had no specific penalties on federal agencies attempting to enforce aspects of the healthcare bill.
Mr. Tillis’ Romney solution is a FEDERAL one. Make no mistake, the answer for North Carolina to defeat ObamaCare lies in invoking our STATE’S RIGHT to NULLIFICATION.
Do NOT let our legislators continue to PASS THE BUCK on this issue, by pinning the hopes for defeating ObamaCare on SOMEONE ELSE. Let the state representatives know that their first and foremost, their SOLE purpose, is that of REPRESENTATION.
Don’t just sit at home mad over individual mandates and job-killing legislation coming to North Carolina, and hope that someone else will do something about it. Take it upon yourself to be the change. Sign the nullification petition, and then CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS and tell them that you did your part, now it’s time for them to do theirs. Now that the Supreme Court has made it’s ruling, it’s time for NC to take a different approach to defeating ObamaCare, a NON-SYMBOLIC NULLIFICATION BILL.
Ask your legislators: Will YOU sponsor or cosponsor legislation for state nullification? Will YOU pressure every single member to hear and vote to pass nullification measures?
Mr. Tillis’ statement leads us to believe that the only measure he is now counting on to stop Obamacare is to attempt to get Mitt Romney elected. Even IF Mitt Romney becomes the next president, which is a big IF, that does not guarantee that he would even be able to repeal! We would need the house and senate to cooperate. That method of stopping ObamaCare hinges upon too many factors. Why is a STATE-LEVEL speaker relying on the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to do what the people of North Carolina want? They have the power to take STATE action on ObamaCare through invoking our RIGHT to NULLIFICATION. Don’t put all hopes in a federal-level REPEAL. We can be much more effective when we attempt measures closer to home: NULLIFY!
NULLIFY! Sign the petition, call your representatives, then call Thom Tillis personally and ask him WHY he is depending on other people to fix a problem when another solution is directly within his power.
NORTH CAROLINA, NULLIFY!
This is the North Carolina Tenth Amendment Center Petition, NOT MY PETITION, sign it here: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-nc-legislature-nullify-obamacare