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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Montana's Attorney General cops out on the health care suit.

Here is the thread by email from the Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock when I challenged him on his refusal to join the lawsuit. Read it and judge for yourself if he deserves to continue to be in the office.

From: Paul Stramer at Eurekadsl.net [mailto:pstramer@eurekadsl.net]

Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 10:02 AM
To: Contact DOJ
Subject: change your mind

You need to change your mind and file against the health care unconstitutional so called law.
It's null and void from it's inception. We will throw you out next time you run if you don't.
Paul Stramer
Eureka Montana
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From: Paulsen, Linda

To: 'Paul Stramer at Eurekadsl.net'
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:34 AM
Subject: RE: change your mind
March 25, 2010

Thanks for expressing your concerns about the constitutionality of the recent health care legislation.

We have reviewed the legal arguments that are being used to challenge the legislation, and have concluded that it is highly unlikely it will be found unconstitutional. This is a conclusion that is shared by the vast majority of legal scholars, liberal and conservative, who have reviewed the issues. As a result, Montana will not be joining the lawsuit that several state Attorneys General have brought.

People can certainly disagree over whether the health care legislation is good policy. That does not mean, however, that the State of Montana should spend taxpayer money to file a lawsuit that we do not believe has legal merit. Like the Republican and Democratic Montana Attorneys General who served before me, I try hard to keep my personal political beliefs out of legal decisions.

My staff and I are busy and working hard to protect the interests of Montanans. The courts will have the opportunity to judge the merits of the challenges to the health care legislation without the involvement of Montana. If we are correct and the courts reject the challenges, we will have saved valuable Montana taxpayer resources. In the unlikely event that the Courts declare the legislation unconstitutional, their decision will apply to all Americans - including all Montanans - even though we weren't a party to the lawsuit.

Sincerely,
STEVE BULLOCK
Attorney General
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March 25th 2010,

Mr. Bullock
What a cop out. You just don't want to rock the boat or put your career on the line.
But by not joining the lawsuit you are putting your career on the line.

The people of Montana don't want this.

You are NOT "working hard to protect the interests of Montanans". Since when are you  Democrats so interested in saving money?
If enough states join in, IT WILL BE UNENFORCEABLE whether it's declared unconstitutional or not.

If ever there was a worthy cause for the Montana Attorney General to use to stand up for the people in Montana it's this one.

You are just proving yourself to be another puke politician rather than the statesman you should be.

Not only are you violating your oath, but you have now shown us who you really are, a radical leftist socialist who goes along with the destruction of our country. Are you one of those who believe like our last president that the US Constitution is just another "goddamn piece of paper"????

Yes this is strong language, and yes I am threatening you with removal from office. You will be removed from office over this issue if you don't immediately change your stand and stand up for the people of Montana.
And that goes for everyone that helps you. The tide is already turning in the political scene, and this issue is the turning point.
It doesn't matter how many times you say you are trying to keep your personal politics out of your office. That doesn't work.
You are responsible. It's how your ACTIONS are perceived that counts. What you do with your office is what counts. We value what you do much more than what you say.
And this stinks.
You need to take your oath seriously, I am publishing your response and this letter on my blog.
Thank you for responding so quickly.
Paul Stramer

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Obamacare, Medical Marijuana and Nullification

Freedom in One Word

By Michael Boldin
Published 03/25/10  on Campaign for Liberty

Now that Heath Care legislation has passed, the obvious question for opponents is this: Now What? My answer is best summed up with just one word:

Marijuana.

No, I don't mean that you should go out and smoke away your anger and frustration. Instead, you should feel empowered. The best way to explain this is by telling the story of a disabled mother from Northern California.

ANGEL'S STORY

Angel Raich has been permanently disabled since 1995. She has an inoperable brain tumor, a seizure disorder and other serious medical conditions. In 1997, her doctor felt that marijuana would be an effective medication.

Angel used homegrown marijuana, and she and her physician claim that it's helped significantly. You may not agree with Angel's choice, but it's one made in accordance with California state law, which allows for such use. The federal government, however, has not shown much respect for state laws in recent decades, and chose to take action. After DEA agents seized and destroyed all six of her marijuana plants, she sued to stop them from doing so again.

The suit went all the way to the Supreme Court, and in Gonzales v Raich, Angel lost. The 2005 ruling made clear that the federal government did not recognize state laws authorizing the use of marijuana -- in any situation.

THE COMMERCE CLAUSE

The court ruled that control over a plant grown and consumed on one's own property was authorized under the "Interstate Commerce Clause" of the Constitution. Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution empowers Congress to "regulate. . . commerce among the several states." It has never been amended.

Read more:  http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php

13 STATES SUE THE FEDS OVER THE HEALTH CARE CRIME

Violating the US Constitution is a crime.

Read the lawsuit filed by 13 States right here.

http://www.lincolncountywatch.org/Thomma-healthcarelawsuit.pdf

The issues are clear and the answer is unavoidable. The only question is if the judges are going to also violate their oath and refuse to hear this, just as the Attorney General of Montana, Steve Bullock refuses to join the lawsuit with the false excuse that the lawsuit "has no merit". Who the H--- does he think he is?

Steve you need to change your mind and ignore the pressure from Baucus et al, and join this suit or we will throw you out, maybe BEFORE you run again.

Steve, you have nothing to lose by ignoring the pressure from Baucus not to join the suit, because if you don't join it we are going to throw you out anyway.

We mean business on this. There has never been a more clear violation of the commerce clause or the direct tax clause, and if you don't recognize that you have no business in the office you hold.

The classic definition of ignorance is "not knowing what is required by one's station in life".
If the shoe fits wear it.

You can't fool us this time with bull like that statement that "it has no merit". We know better and we have your number.

http://media.mcclatchydc.com/static/pdf/Thomma-healthcarelawsuit.pdf

Paul Stramer
Eureka Montana

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