Give me liberty or give me
death. Just don’t give me Obamacare.
That’s the message being
sent by nine Republican lawmakers who are backing a bill to arrest any federal
official who attempts to put the healthcare law into action. As part of the Campaign for Liberty, the group disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that Obamacare
is constitutional, and is wielding the conservative notion of nullification as
its anti-Obamacare battle ax. Nullification argues that states can ignore federal
laws under the 10th Amendment.
The group is likely on the
radar of Gov. Scott Walker, who must decide by Friday whether Wisconsin will
create a healthcare exchange or leave that task to President Obama’s
Eight of the nine Wisconsin
legislators have other messages, too. Don’t give us an overzealous pat-down at
airport security or we’ll slap a sexual assault suit on you. Oh, and let us carry guns without
permits and drink unpasteurized milk. All nine agree on that.