It’s easy to get down in the dumps when we lose a presidential election. A Minnesota psychologist even said that many people will experience post-election depression. Most of those feelings will wear off in due time. There’s no reason for conservatives to feel apathetic and give up. Sometimes good things can come from losses. Depending on your attitude, it can make you more resolute than before. A Romney victory may have made many of us brush off our hands and think that the fight is finally over. The Obama victory has made us more determined to fight back. As Gary Demar wrote recently:
“Giving up is just what the liberals and establishment Republicans want us to do. We should be more resolute and put the fear of God into these people by our persistence.”
If it weren’t for an Obama victory, perhaps there wouldn’t be three states right now passing laws that nullify Obamacare. Granted, these ballot initiatives were passed on Election Day before we knew Obama had won, but hopefully the trend will continue until most states have rendered Obamacare null and void. And if that happens, we can thank Obama’s re-election.
These states are affirming their sovereignty over the Federal government. I don’t care that the Supreme Court opined that the health care law was Constitutional. The Supreme Court also ruled that a woman has the right to murder her unborn child. That was an opinion over one particular case. Judges don’t make laws; they render opinions, and states should ignore bad judicial opinions. They should also ignore bad Federal laws.
In Alabama, 59% of voters approved of Amendment 6, which amended their state Constitution to “prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.” This renders Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate null and void.
In Montana, 65% of voters approved of an act that prohibited the State or Federal government from being able to force anyone to buy health insurance. The act also prohibits any penalties from being levied on anyone who choses not to purchase health insurance.
Finally, in Wyoming, a measure was passed that stated, “No federal or state law, rule or administrative decision shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system.”
Find out if your representative supports such a law. If not, petition them to. Get involved in a local Tea Party group. Rally local support to pressure your state legislature to pass legislation that puts the Federal government in its place.