Letter: Obamacare must be repealed



I’m writing to urge my fellow citizens to ask (demand) that our national legislators advocate for legislative efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. I and many others believe Obamacare is an unconstitutional effort to move the U.S. toward socialized medicine, and it must be repealed.

As we approach the 2012 election cycle, we dare not forget what has happened to this nation because of Obamacare, and the people who designed it and foisted it on this nation. Even without the full brunt of this legislation yet implemented, it is already stunting economic growth and interfering with liberty. We must never forget that Obamacare is a 2,000-page abomination that was passed against the will of the American people.

It would be bad enough to have lost our constitutional liberty by way of proper congressional deliberation, consideration, and voting, with time for reflection on the implications of the overall direction of the bill as well as the myriad detailed provisions contained in those 2,000 pages. But to do this outside of even those minimal parameters was a travesty of historic proportions.

Our liberty, our sense of legislative order, and our economy demand reversal of this legislation.

Rick Jackson

Battle Ground