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Jay Sekulow: UPDATE – ObamaCare Opposition Growing

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The response has been overwhelming. In the first 24 hours after the Supreme Court announced it would determine the constitutionality of ObamaCare, nearly 40,000 Americans expressed their opposition to this flawed law and signed on to our upcoming amicus briefs urging the Justices to declare the entire law unconstitutional. That number continues to grow.

This is just the beginning. We know many more Americans want to be a part of this historic challenge at the high court. If you haven’t done so yet, please add your name here.

We knew that this issue would generate a lot of media attention, both online and television interviews. I discussed the ObamaCare challenges at length today on The 700 Club and on FOX News, which you can view here:

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Our position is very clear: the entire law – including the individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase health insurance or face a penalty – must go. This is an unprecedented power grab by Congress – an unconstitutional requirement that forces Americans to purchase something – in this case, health insurance.

When the Supreme Court hears more than 5 hours of oral argument, every single issue involving ObamaCare will be front-and-center. The high court will consider every aspect of this law. You can read an in-depth analysis of the issues before the Court here.

The fact is this individual mandate translates to a cost of citizenship in the United States. Either you purchase what the government tells you to, or you face severe penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Service. The question comes down to this, as I told NBC News, if we allow Congress to have the authority here, where does it stop?

The Wall Street Journal editorial page put this challenge into the proper prospective.

“The law is already speeding the ruin of U.S. health care, increasing costs and reducing competition. It is easily the most unpopular major reform in decades and the most unpopular entitlement expansion ever. More broadly, it is impossible to duck the matter of whether this law’s powers would stop at health care, as its backers insist, or whether it will be merely the first wave of other such mandated enforcements, if the federal government is given the power to compel individuals to participate in commerce, rather than merely regulate it.”

In addition to the thousands of Americans who will join with us in filing briefs challenging ObamaCare, we will represent more than 100 members of Congress who are opposed to this measure being enacted.

As our legal work continues in crafting arguments for our briefs to file with the high court, please stand with us now – add your name to our briefs – tell the Justices that ObamaCare needs to go – every part of it.

Jay Sekulow

 



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