Majority Leader Rogers Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law
ATLANTA (June 28, 2012) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
The decision by the United States Supreme Court stands contrary to the very principles of freedom on which our nation was founded. The idea that a Federal Government could wield this much power and control over sovereign citizens is surely not an idea contemplated by our forefathers.
The pathway towards a return to liberty involves electing conservatives in every office in the land. This should be followed by a simultaneous repeal of Obamacare in Congress and every constitutional roadblock the individual states can muster.
Georgia maintains the right to appropriate state resources in the manner best suited for our citizens. We should ensure that no Georgia tax dollar is spent implementing this freedom destructing law.
During the 2010 Legislative Session, The Georgia Senate Republican Caucus, lead by Majority Leader Chip Rogers introduced The Health Care States Rights Protection Constitutional Amendment which sought to protect Georgia’s citizens from a federal mandate involving healthcare. Specifically, the Amendment focused on protecting Georgia citizen’s right to choose whether they want to participate in any insurance plan. Additionally, the Amendment prohibited governments from punishing citizens for non-participation. The legislation failed to receive a Constitutional majority in the Senate.