Monday, January 18, 2010

A letter to the Massachusetts voter:

Dear Massachusetts,

I really dislike that a vote in your state will have a profound impact on health care thousands of miles away.

My state, Utah, did not exist when great thinkers from Massachusetts gathered with other colonialists to form a new Constitution. These great thinkers from your state realized that, in order to have a vibrant society, different levels of government needed to address different issues.

They created Federal, State and Local governments with different authorities and placed Constitutional limits on these authorities.

The Bush and Obama administration are both guilty of trying to break this framework. The Bush No Child Left Behind program affected local control of schools. The Obama Health Care proposal is grabbing the State's power over local health care.

The vote you cast tommorrow will be the deciding factor in one of the most important pieces of legislation in our lifetime. It will determine if States retain their regulatory power over health care or if it will remain in the hands of the States.

Just as I dislike that the Massachusetts vote affects my health care, I would hate for the idiocies of my state's elections to affect yours.

I hope that your state votes for Scott Brown as a symbol that Federal control of health care is a step in the wrong direction.


Kevin Delaney


Anonymous said...


Wade said...

Post #1 must be a Coakley supporter, I echo the sentiments of the author that their vote, unfortunately for them, will have consequences on all of America. To keep this from happening in the future please vote to make the Federal Government less of and influence on out daily lives as Americans. Invoke the 10th amendment and vote for Scott Brown.

US Constitution 10th amendment:
“ The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. ”

y-intercept said...

I am not a Scott Brown supporter. His job is to represent Massachusetts.

When we ignore that little tenth amendment thingy, we mess up a well structured government where the different branches of government had limited power.

A senate vote in Ma should not affect the delivery of health care in Utah.

I wish Massachusetts well in the selection of their Senator and hope that this insanity of controlling health care from DC passes.