I AFFIRM TO SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE AND OF THE UNITED STATES
“And under the oath of office I took as an Indiana State Senator, called for in Article 15, Section 4 of the Indiana Constitution, I am bound to uphold the Constitutions of both Indiana and the United States.” . . . ” You may have been told that, as the leader of the Senate, I have placed a “hold” on this bill, which is correct.”… “But there is a fatal problem with SB 230: It is unconstitutional.” Senator David Long 1/31/2013
“Section 4. Every person elected or appointed to any office under this Constitution, shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath or affirmation, to support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and also an oath of office.”
SB 0230 is a nullification bill. The “supremacy clause” has been used without considering the section “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof.” Black’s Law Dictionary defines SHALL: “The word in ordinary usage means “must” and is inconsistent with a concept of discretion.”
Both Constitutions are documents defined by actual language printed upon a concrete substance, paper. Contained within these physical contracts are the exclusive methods by which amendments can be properly made. Where is the required Amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing federal autonomy over the healthcare of every U.S. inhabitant? Where is the discretion clause providing the federal government power to make a law for which there is no defined authorization in the U.S. Constitution? Where in the U.S. Constitution is the required Amendment defining power to mandate a law removing natural Individual Sovereignty of each U.S. inhabitant? Where is the Constitutional power of any Court to determine any “law” absent defined power is constitutional?
Senator Long has declared that SB 230 is unconstitutional. Where in the Indiana Constitution or his oath of office does this power reside? How can any elected official justify “I am bound to uphold the Constitutions of both Indiana and the United States” by upholding anything not contained within either document? An oath to uphold definitive documents is without the discretion of personal opinion. How can an oath uphold that which does not exist?
Nullification is within the powers of the States, why are we afraid to use the power granted to protect Individual Sovereign Rights?
Constitutional provisions are here to protect YOUR Sovereign Individual Inalienable Rights. YOU must exercise them NOW
Section 25. No law shall be passed, the taking effect of which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in this Constitution.
Section 31. No law shall restrain any of the inhabitants of the State from assembling together in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; nor from instructing their representatives; nor from applying to the General Assembly for redress of grievances.
SB 0230 proposes to nullify the implementation of and provide penalties for the enforcement of acts inconsistent with the power granted to the Federal Government. SB 0230: “Finds that the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 are inconsistent with the power granted to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States.” (Aka ObamaCare)
Indiana has the Constitutional duty to provide protection for the inhabitants against unconstitutional federal intrusion. SB 0230 is a critical step to taking back the protections of your Individual Rights. Indiana Senators are bound by sworn oath to uphold the law with the same responsibility as each individual inhabitant.
The fate of your Individual medical decisions resides within SB 0230 which is stalled in the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee.
As the powerful Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure Senator Long”s position allows his decision to be the definitive determination for the Right of General Assembly to receive, debate and vote on legislation determining constitutional protection of Your Individual Sovereign Rights.
An oath taken to uphold as an agent of all Indiana inhabitants supersedes any discretionary interpretations. SB 0230 is critical to maintaining the Individual Sovereign Medical Right of every Indiana inhabitant. Why would it not be considered inexcusable not to allow consideration by the entire General Assembly who are all equally responsible for protection of individuals inhabiting Indiana?
You must protect yourself by informing your elected agents of their Oath of Office. Members of the Committee, your state Senator, the authors of SB 0230, Chair Senator Long should all be consulted and instructed to provide the necessary action to have SB 0230 heard.
Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure contact information:
Chair – Senator David Long, (R) http://www.in.gov/s16/
Thomas Wyss R.M., (R) http://www.in.gov/s15/
Edward Charbonneau, (R) http://www.in.gov/s05/
Doug Eckerty, (R) http://www.in.gov/s26/
Brandt Hershman, (R) http://www.in.gov/s07/
Denis Kruse, (R) http://www.in.gov/s14/
James Merritt Jr., (R) http://www.in.gov/s31/
Brent Steele, (R) http://www.in.gov/s44/
Timothy Lanane R.M.M., (D) http://www.in.gov/s25/
James Arnold (D) http://www.in.gov/s08/
Jean Breaux, (D) http://www.in.gov/s34/
Lindel Hume, (D) http://www.in.gov/s48/
Senate contact information
Indiana State Senate
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2785