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#1 Nonny

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

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South Carolina Bill Would Criminalize Obamacare

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South Carolina is considering outlawing Obamacare.
Five Republican South Carolina state representatives introduced a bill last week that, if passed, would send people to jail for trying to implement the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina.
Under the bill, federal officials, employees and contractors implementing Obamacare could face a jail sentence of up to 5 years, and state officials and employees implementing Obamacare could face a jail sentence of up to 2 years....


How soon can we let them secede?

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#2 Omega

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

You know, you could make an argument that that's an act of rebellion against the United States... and I'm not sure it would be that much of a stretch.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

so will federal judges send 5 assemblymen to Club Fed? (white collar fed prison)
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

Federal law obviously supersedes state law.  Even if passed, there is zero chance any such law would be allowed to take effect, and its proponents know it.  

I wonder ... would a governor who signs a law that criminalizes adherence to a federal law find herself in hot water with the DOJ?  And if so, on what basis?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:21 AM

LOL who do these f*ckwits think they are?

i swear, we should start slapping these conservative idiots with treason charges, since they obviously no longer care to respect the government and people they were elected to serve and instead prefer to plot to undermine the President solely because of his skin color.

(and please, conservatives, don't tell me that isn't the reason.  you didn't see any of them pulling this sh*t on Clinton--or any other Democrat president.  why?  because they were white guys.)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Actually, Federal law doesn't "obviously" supersede state law. In fact, the tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights says the opposite "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Health care is not among those delegated powers. That's one reason why the Feds move so carefully in states that legalize marijuana, and why gay (or straight) marriage rules are a state-by-state issue.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not advocating either side of this argument. I'm just asking that we keep our facts straight. Though I don't personally take this measure very seriously, it's a legal territory full of subtlety, not a joke.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:46 AM

Living in this state becomes more embarrassing every day. :(
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

But the federal government is still vigorously enforcing its pot laws in states that have legalized medical marijuana.  Dispensaries are getting shut down all the time.  

In this case, you have a state looking to criminalize compliance with a particular federal law - how can that be legal?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

It would never stand a court test--our state supreme court is surprisingly moderate.  These are just guys posturing for the next election.

In other SC news Mark "Appalachian Trail" Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat vacated by Tim Scott's appointment to the Senate.  Perhaps ex-wife Jenny will run against him in the primary.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

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Mark Sanford House Run: Former South Carolina Governor Seriously Considering Bid For Congress

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... Acknowledging reports that he will try to re-enter politics, the two-term governor wrote in an email to The Associated Press late Saturday: "To answer your question, yes the accounts are accurate." Sanford promised "further conversation on all this" later.
The two-term governor was seen as a possible ultraconservative contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
That was before he vanished from the state for five days in 2009. Reporters were told he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, but he later tearfully acknowledged he was visiting Maria Belen Chapur, which he told everyone at news conference announcing his affair. He later called her his soul mate in an interview with AP and the two were engaged earlier this year.
And to add to possible political intrigue in the race, Sanford's ex-wife and former campaign adviser, Jenny, also appears to be dipping her toe into the state's political water.
She was on Gov. Nikki Haley's short list of candidates to fill the DeMint seat that went to Scott. Jenny Sanford later said she would think about a run for Scott's seat in the coastal 1st District.
"I'd be crazy not to look at the race a little bit," she said Tuesday, before reports about Mark Sanford surfaced....


I feel your pain, Cardie.   :rolleyes:
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