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By / 12 December  2013

The “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” or South  Carolina’s House Bill 3101, will likely pass through the South Carolina  Senate chamber and could effectively eliminate Obamacare in South Carolina. It  could also serve as a model that other conservative states could look to when  trying to formulate their own plans for eliminating Obamacare in their  states.

In all likelihood South  Carolina will soon be the first state to exempt their populace from any  participation in the Obamacare scheme.

NullifyOcareState Senator Tom Davis, who sponsored the bill,  says, “It will essentially have five components to it, all of which in my  judgment are legal, effective, and within the state’s power to do. What the  Supreme Court said in Printz v. United States is that states are not merely  political subdivisions of the federal government to carry out what the federal  government does; they are sovereign entities. Congress can pass laws, but it  cannot compel the states to utilize either their treasury or personnel to  implement those federal laws.”

South Carolina’s Senate is dominated by Republicans, but even some of the  Democrat members are likely to agree to the bill. Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC)  has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare and will also very likely jump at  the chance to be the first Governor in the United States to stand up to the  Obama administration by outlawing Obamacare in South Carolina.

Of course, the federal government could enact and handle Obamacare in South  Carolina without the state’s help, but given how badly the Obamacare rollout has  gone thus far, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to do this effectively. Things will  only get worse as other Republican dominated states move forward with similar  plans. There is just no way that the federal government can make Obamacare work  if some states simply refuse to comply with the law.


The talking heads and political wonks may not believe that nullification  still exists… but it does. There can be no real balance of power between the  states and the federal government without it. So let’s stand and cheer South  Carolina on as they prove a state still has the right to nullify federal law.  Way to go, Palmetto State!

About the author: Onan Coca

Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at  Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in the Atlanta area with his  wife, Leah. They have three children and enjoy the hectic pace of life in a  young family. Onan and Leah are members of the Journey Church in Hiram, GA.



Comments on: "South Carolina to Nullify Obamacare" (1)

  1. There is a new article up on that deals with nullification.


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