10th Amendment – States Rights – Will States Resist Obamacare?


Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, has suggested in numerous interviews that he would consider invoking states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president’s healthcare plan, which he  has said would be “disastrous” for Texas.

Perry has said his first hope is that Congress will defeat the plan.  But should it pass, Perry has predicted that Texas and a “number” of states might resist the federal health mandate.

“I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying ‘no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their healthcare,” Perry said. “So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats.”


Editor’s Note: The mainstream media is not reporting efforts underway by several states to explore alternatives to Obamacare.

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