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FreedomWorks: Supreme Court Decision 'Baffling'

Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 11:40 AM

FreedomWorks, a leading national conservative grass-roots organizer, is calling the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare “baffling.”
 
“The justification to uphold the individual mandate while simultaneously admitting it is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause is baffling,” said Dean Clancy, vice president of healthcare policy for FreedomWorks. “If a law violates the Constitution of the United States, it’s unconstitutional. Any other decision is an act of shameless judicial activism.
 
“The president promised us in multiple interviews that the healthcare law was not a tax, and here we are today, on the steps of the Supreme Court building, told in a highly partisan vote that the healthcare law was upheld as a series of taxes,” he said. “The historical, legal. and political significance of today’s decision is troubling.”  
 
“Our work is far from over,” Clancy added. “Republicans must strike while the iron is hot and immediately begin efforts to repeal the law in Congress and replace it with a patient-centered system, which is the most effective and compassionate option on the table for health care reform today.”
 
Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks said: “Without a strong grassroots constituency holding government accountable to its decisions, it’s doubtful the individual mandate would have been challenged in the first place.
 
“For that, activists across the country should be very proud. We are not going away. It’s time to double down on spreading the message that President Obama’s individual mandate is an unprecedented infringement on constitutional liberty, and to take that message to the ballot box in November,” he said.
 
The grass-roots campaign to repeal and replace Obamacare has been a hard-fought battle for FreedomWorks and its network of more than 1.7 million grassroots activists nationwide.
 

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