Change Congress to Restore Accountability and End Federal Mandates
Republican Liberty Caucus Candidates Have the Answer to Obamacare and Out of Control Government
WASHINGTON, DC – Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a strong reminder of how important it is that we elect new leaders to the House and Senate who will stand up for smaller government and to protect individual liberty and who will make repealing this tyrannical legislation a top priority.
While Obamacare may technically be Constitutional, because the 16th Amendment opens the door to all sorts of unreasonable taxation, that does not mean that it is good policy. Raising taxes enormously on every citizen, either directly in the form of penalties or indirectly in the form of mandated health insurance and inflated prices, is outrageous in a time of high unemployment and economic uncertainty. As fewer and fewer people pay taxes at all, placing an even greater burden on the productive segment of the population is unconscionable. Even worse, this is just the first step. As insurance prices rise the call will come for more interference by government and we will slide into a the complete control of the healthcare system by unaccountable bureaucrats, an end to individual choice and a rapid decline in quality of service.
In today’s ruling the Supreme Court has at least identified Obamacare for what it is, the largest tax increase in United States history, though it is much more and much worse than just that. In the middle of an election year this provides a winning issue and a rallying cry to all true fiscal conservatives, and the Republican Liberty Caucus is supporting a nationwide slate of candidates who share the highest possible commitment to protecting the rights of citizens to be free from unjust government mandates of every kind, to preserving personal and economic liberty and to getting the increasingly heavy weight of out of control government off of our backs.
Candidates like Ted Cruz in Texas and Barry Hinckley in Rhode Island are poised to join our prior endorsees like Rand Paul and Mike Lee in creating a powerful voting block in the Senate which will never compromise when liberty is threatened. In the House those same values which are being championed today by Ron Paul and Justin Amash will be carried forward with reinforcements like Thomas Massie in Kentucky, Lauren Stephens in Wisconsin, Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan, Jessica Puente Bradshaw in Texas and scores of others. With their guidance Congress will reassert its authority over the federal bureaucracy and demand accountability from the executive branch.
We are the grassroots backbone of the Republican Party, committed to issues which truly matter to the people and an agenda which demands reform from our own party as well as the national government. The time for compromise on principle is over. As so many of our own leaders fail to stand up to the Democrats and their agenda of plundering and spending, the momentum has shifted to the Liberty Movement within the GOP and with a rapidly growing membership and new chapters springing up all over the map, the Republican Liberty Caucus is carrying the banner.
Repealing Obamacare makes a great battle cry, but it is just the beginning. It is just the cap on the mighty pyramid of government excess which we must tear down. Government has reached too far into our pockets and taken too much control of our lives. As we reclaim our independence we must elect new leaders who will defend our right to be free, to make our own decisions and to take back responsibility for our lives. Let us start by repealing Obamacare and keep fighting until government is once again dedicated first and always to protecting our personal and economic liberty.