Thursday, January 27, 2011
Many are asking why North Carolina isn’t joining other states in a lawsuit to stop Obamacare. The answer is our state’s Attorney General Roy Cooper. The newly elected Republican majority is passing a bill to force this mule headed moron to act:
Republican lawmakers say the bill is designed to force Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper to join 26 other states in a lawsuit challenging the federal health care law's constitutionality or to defend the state law banning the insurance mandate.
"This is designed to protect the vast majority of our citizens from what we believe to be an unjustified incursion of power," offered House Majority Leader Skip Stam.
Cooper has refused to join litigation by other states. He sent ABC11 the following statement Thursday:
"The Attorney General must uphold state and federal laws, but if they conflict, the US Constitution and federal law prevail. A state law that authorizes North Carolina citizens to violate federal law could be found to be unconstitutional. The federal health law is deemed Constitutional until the federal appellate courts conclude otherwise."
No Mr. Cooper, you are to defend North Carolinians from the abuses of an overreaching federal government. The ninth and tenth amendments state that whatever is not enumerated in the Constitution is reserved to the states and ultimately to the people.
Attorney General Roy Cooper refuses to do his duty. There must be some provision in North Carolina’s Constitution that could force his removal.
H/T: Randys Right