A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Will Republicans take the pledge? I mean the Pledge to repeal ObamaCare.
The Independent Women’s Voice is promoting the pledge. They are asking members of Congress and candidates for Congress to sign the pledge.
So, who, or what, is the Independent Women’s Voice? According to their website: “The Independent Women’s Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families. IWV is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Forum.
Like IWF, IWV is dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. IWV believes that too often the media assumes that all women are represented by liberal organizations that push to expand government. IWV seeks to ensure that our mainstream voices are heard in the media and before state and national policymakers, in order to educate the public about how our conservative principles benefit women, men, and families, and are critical to the future of our country.” (SOURCE)
Let’s take a look at the pledge to repeal ObamaCare candidates are being asked to sign. Here is the text:
“*The healthcare bill is defined as consisting of: 1) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), signed into law on March 23, 2010; and 2) The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), signed into law on March 30, 2010.” (SOURCE)
In an article at The New American entitled: “Repealing ObamaCare” William F. Jasper describes ObamaCare this way: “This is one of the most far-reaching legislative efforts ever passed by Congress. It is far more than “mere” nationalized, socialized medicine. It will, if allowed to stand, inaugurate social engineering by “experts” on a scale heretofore unimagined … except in the dreams of apostles of the total state. Did the American people demand healthcare “reform” that mandates federally imposed “lifestyle behavior modification” with regard to “proper nutrition,” “appropriate exercise,” “mental health,” and “behavioral health”? Did we envision the invasion of our homes and family privacy to implement “domestic violence screenings,” “childhood home visitation,” and “improvements in parenting skills”? How will ObamaCare’s provisions on abortion, sex education, vaccinations, rationing, and database monitoring play out — if we fail to repeal it?
ObamaCare must be repealed by the US Congress either with the President’s signature or by overriding his veto.