Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035
March 21, 2012
Today, Members of Congress including Reps. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Steve King (IA-05), Michele Bachmann (MN-06), Tom Price (GA-06), Joe Barton (TX-06), Phil Gingrey (GA-11), Paul Gosar (AZ-01) and Founder of The Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth Martin, addressed Obamacare’s broken promises, new taxes, increased costs and expanded bureaucracy in a press conference on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Gohmert delivered the following remarks:
“President Obama’s health care bill was not a bill that needed to be passed. Simply stated, it allows any President to tread on the religious freedom expressly promised to us in the Constitution. It is my hope that liberal friends, across the country, who originally bought into the lies about how good this piece of legislation was going to be, will rise up and demand repeal upon realizing the power that this gives a President to trample on their favorite written and unwritten rights.
If the President can overstep and tread on your First Amendment rights, then he can certainly overstep all kinds of other rights—all for the greatest good to the new federal health care system. This is such a devastating blow to our liberties for which so much has been sacrificed. As Dennis Miller said, ‘If our original founders would go to war over a tax on their breakfast drink," they would certainly never stand for this massive usurpation of people's choices in how to live.’ ObamaCare was a situation where a minority of Americans dictated the life decisions to a large majority of Americans without their consent and, in fact, with their frequently stated opposition. Some want to nip around the edges and repeal small parts, but the entire monstrous cancer needs to be destroyed. Then, we can move on and get real health care reform that the people deserve.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.
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