Every Senator took an oath to defend the Constitution. The current health care proposal to transfer the regulation of health care from the states to the Federal government is in direct opposition to the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.
The Founders of the United States believed strongly that those programs that most directly affected people should be handled by administrative authority close to the people.
This law establishing the Federal government as the primary authority over all health care creates the dynamic where only political organizations with enough clout to influence the power brokers in Washington DC will have their health concerns address.
This legislation is antithetical to the very foundations of the American Experiment.
In upcoming weeks, the Senate will have a procedural vote on the Health Care proposal.
Many argue that Senators should wait until after the reconciliation of the House and Senate bills to voice their opposition.
I contend, however, that the bill is such an egregious violation of both the Constitution and common sense that Senators should stop the bill in procedure, for there is no way for the legislation to continue without violating the virtue of distributed rule given to us in the US Constitution.
Proceeding is a direct violation of the oath of office swore by the leaders of this nation.