“The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law,but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since un-constitutionality dates from the time of it’s enactment,and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it… No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it.” — 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256
In the “Constructive Notice of Instruction” letter Senators Durbin and Burris of Illinois were put on notice that their vote on health care would violate their oath to uphold the Constitution, as the Congress’ involvement in health care itself is unconstitutional. Citing a provision in the Illinois State Constitution, as well as the First Amendment, the constituent who sent this letter outlined the peoples’ right to petition the federal and state government and officials for redress of grievances. In other words, Senators, you’re toast. (Photo credit here)
The health care medical records surveillance system provides unprecedented government access to every private detail of every American who seeks any medical attention and is also a violation of privacy guaranteed under the Third and Fourth Amendments.
From every angle, the health care statute is unconstitutional. Thus, it is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose.
The threat of a fine, or jail time, for not purchasing the government-required health insurance is health care by extortion, and ruling people by intimidation and fear. This is tyranny, and we are not bound to follow it. Who’s with me?
Trying to Construct Another Wall?
Since health care is now going to be tied to income taxes, as well as other ‘fees’, it strikes me that this is another unconstitutional lie piled on top of the first one–that income taxes are constitutional. Or ‘patriotic’ as Joe imBibin would say.
So the ‘health police’ will just be a branch of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…now intimidating people around health care and threatening to seize property or throw citizens in jail. This wall of the ‘health care mandate’ is built from the same brick as the ‘income tax mandate’ wall.
The 16th Amendment was not ratified, and, the whole concept of direct taxation without apportionment was rejected by the Supreme Court early in our Republic’s history.
Both Health Care mandates and the federal income tax mandates are unconstitutional statutes, and ‘the general rule is…No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it.’
In order to build effective resistance to an unconstitutional governance system such as is being proposed, informed citizens, and informed jurors, are a requirement. And as soon as citizens and Jurors understand their Seventh Amendment powers, tyranny will crumble.
Yes, we have been here before, at a different time in the spiral of growth and development that is America. In a must-read article, author KJ Kaufman describes the parallels between the 1760s-1770s to what is happening now:
“…the many events of the 1760’s and 1770’s to show the parallels to modern-day America…egregious regulations of commerce, taxation and usurpation of individual rights.”
It is interesting how some anti-tyranny tactics are passed along over time: there are things worth protesting and then ignoring. And how wonderful that our Founders gave us a completely constitutional way to bring about relief from tyranny.