In Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling, Senator Mike Lee clearly and concisely explains why Justice Roberts was wrong in the majority Supreme Court decision about Obamacare.
The book is only available electronically, and it’s the first one I’ve read on my new Kindle. However, you don’t have to buy a Kindle to read the book because Amazon has Free Kindle Reading Apps for most devices.
My only complaint about the book is that citations are not all separated from accompanying text either in footnotes or, at least, parentheses.
On Sunday, March 21, Ed Perlmutter‘s office released the following:
Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), voted in favor of comprehensive health insurance reform. Below is a statement from Congressman Perlmutter:
“I am proud to cast this historic vote. For too long, people with preexisting conditions, like my daughter Alexis, were denied coverage or discriminated against by being priced out of the insurance market. It is unconstitutional, immoral and today we said enough and put an end to this practice.
Too much is at stake for thousands of people, families and small businesses in the 7th CD, and we took the necessary first steps to making quality, reasonably priced health care accessible to more people for less cost. There is still work to be done, and I am committed to continuing this work. But ‘No’ is not an option. The status quo is not the answer.
At Government in the Grocery and throughout our neighborhoods in my district, I’ve heard from thousands of my constituents who told me we cannot wait any longer.
This legislation guarantees 16,800 residents of the 7th CD who have pre-existing conditions obtain coverage. It reduces the deficit by more than $130 billion. It provides insurance coverage for 95% of Americans, including 94,000 uninsured residents in the 7th CD. And it gives tax credits and other credits to 160,000 families and 17,500 small businesses to help them afford insurance coverage.
For more than four decades we’ve been talking about how to provide affordable access to quality health care to all Americans without discrimination. Today, we finally stopped talking and took action.
I recognize and appreciate the different opinion on these complex issues. But we have to move forward to find effective ways for Americans to live healthy lives so our economy can grow and our nation can prosper again.”
Perlmutter claims, “I’ve heard from thousands of my constituents who told me we cannot wait any longer.” Remember that lie when it’s time to vote for our Congressman next November.
Multi-state Patriots’ Freedom Rally in Grand Junction, CO, Sat., Aug. 15, 2009, during President Obama’s Visit and Town Hall
10:00 am – Noon Freedom Rally
Lincoln Park at 12th and Gunnison
Grand Junction CO 81501
Noon – 2:30 pm Lunch Break
2:45 – 3:15 pm Positioning to Line Streets to/from Central High School
3:15 – 5:45 pm Exercising our Freedom of Speech
Western Slope Conservative Alliance (WSCA) in conjunction with Americans for Prosperity is hosting a “freedom rally.” This is a family friendly event! Bring your lawn chairs, water bottles and signs!!
US Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT), CO State Senator Josh Penry, local family physician Dr Doyle, and others to speak! Music and fun for all!!
At 3:45 pm President Obama arrives and holds town hall mtg at Central High School along with US Rep. John Salazar (CO) from 4:15-5:30 pm.
Town Hall Location:
Central High School
550 Warrior Way
Grand Junction CO 81504-6401
Public Parking at High School: Main school parking lot and Long Family Park
Handicap Parking: Long Family Park
We want to get our message out in a PEACEFUL AMERICAN way. Please bring signs focused on Health Care, Cap and Trade, other legislation, spending, the debt; but NOT on side issues that just hurt our credibility. Also, please wear red, white and/or blue shirts or blouses and wear flag pins and hats; bring American flags of all sizes. We want to show the country how American we are!
For more information: www.wsca.citymax.com
I received the information about the rally from the Colorado 9.12 project.
Here are some websites with information you can use to arm yourself for townhall meetings with your Congressmen or conversations with your friends and family:
Here are some other things to keep in mind:
Rush Limbaugh has recommended that you ask about specifics at townhall meetings, and Mark Levin has strongly suggested recording the meetings.
The Heritage Foundation has provided a list of five questions to ask about health care at town halls (Go to that page for information about what is in the bill regarding these points):
Rocky Mountain Right has posted these questions, which should be “should be asked in townhall meetings, letters to members of Congress, speeches, TV appearances and in conversations with your friends and acquaintances”: