Americans for Limited Government Foundation paper warns against state Obamacare nullification

Dec. 19, 2013, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Foundation released a paper today by Dr. Bradley Gitz, Arkansas’ Bates College’s William Jefferson Clinton Professor of Political Science, which found that Obamacare nullification actions pending in the South Carolina state legislature are unconstitutional and will do harm both to the people of the state of South Carolina and to those who oppose the President’s signature health care legislation.

Dr. Gitz makes this last point writing, “… at present there is no better way to raise Obamacare from its deathbed than to do what the South Carolina Senate is contemplating doing (and the South Carolina House has already done). Rather than having let Obamacare die from its many self-inflicted wounds, they will have unintentionally aided and abetted its recovery and entrenchment in our national life. The struggle against Obamacare is both important and necessary, and South Carolina appears poised to only make it more difficult.”

Americans for Limited Government Foundation president Nathan Mehrens affirmed Gitz’s findings saying, “We wanted an independent scholar to review the nullification effort in South Carolina, and Dr. Gitz’s findings should be a sobering wake up call to anyone seriously considering pursuing state nullification of the disastrous Obamacare law.”

The full report is available on the Americans for Limited Government website.

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