Dear Friends of Liberty,
Twenty-four hundred citizen grassroots activists made their voices heard at the state capitol bell tower on January 18th and the Virginia legislature listened.
Even before Obamacare is made federal law, the Virginia House and Senate has voted to stand up to the powers of Congress to mandate that every citizen purchase federally approved health care coverage.
Senator Jill Vogel's SB417 passed on the House floor moments ago with a vote of 66 - 29. We expect Governor McDonnell will sign the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act into law the moment it crosses his desk.
The House version, HB10, was passed by the full House yesterday by a vote of 72 - 26. The bill is on it's way to the Senate where it is expected to pass with bi-partisan support. But regardless, Virginia will not have to comply with federal mandates to purchase health care insurance once Governor McDonnell signs SB417, and likely HB10, into law.
Under Obamacare, if you file your tax return and fail to offer proof that you have a policy that puts you in compliance with the law, the IRS will try to penalize you, possibly by garnishing your state tax refund. If you live in Virginia, you will have the Commonwealth in your corner. Virginia's Attorney General has vowed to challenge the feds in court should any citizen of Virginia be penalized for not purchasing federally approved health care insurance. This legislation also opens up a test case that could get ObamaCare thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court.
We have effectively reaffirmed our position that it is "we the people" that set the course for this nation. Governments are instituted by the governed and will not be usurped on our watch.
The Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution is victorious in winning back our state's rights!!!
Yours in liberty,