Texas Governor Might Invoke States’ Rights to Reject Nationalized Health Care

With the fight going down in Washington D.C. over the President’s plan for a nationalized health care system, in Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested that he might invoke states’ rights to reject any kind of mandate to be placed upon Texas.

In an article from the Star Telegram he raises the possibility of a showdown with the White House over this issue:

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

“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.”

This could be an interesting development in the fight against socialism, and will be watched with great attention. He might have an argument of encroachment by the federal government, but I am sure this will be fought in court big time.

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