ATLANTA, GA: December 12th, 2013

State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) will hold a press conference on next Monday, December 16th, in the south wing of the Georgia Capitol building. Representative Spencer and several other legislators will meet to discuss two bills that will be introduced in the upcoming 2014 legislative season.

“The bill’s main thrust is to prohibit state agencies, officers and employees of the state from implementing any provisions of the Affordable Care Act, leaving implementation entirely in the hands of the federal government, which lacks the resources or personnel to carry out the programs it mandates,” said Rep. Spencer.

The bill’s bite is rooted is anti-commandeering doctrine. This doctrine, which has been well established by the United States Supreme Court (Printz v. United States), dictates that the federal government cannot force state legislatures to enforce federal laws.

According to Justice Scalia’s majority opinion in Printz v. United States, state legislatures are not subject to federal direction. Although Congress may enforce its own laws, they may not force the states to carry out their duties in such laws. According to the Court, the Constitution establishes a system of dual sovereignty where states and the federal government exercise concurrent authority. Giving Congress the power to force states in to service would greatly enhance federal power, and the Court ruled this could not stand.

“Also, we will be asking the Attorney General or a special appointed counsel to file a lawsuit on behalf of the citizens of Georgia in federal court to overturn NFIB vs. Sibelius (Obamacare),” said Rep. Spencer.

The recent surge of nullification around the country can be attributed to the Tenth Amendment Center, which is a national think-tank focused on keeping the federal government in check. The think tank has been pushing states to nullify unconstitutional federal gun laws, the NSA and Obamacare.

Georgia’s nullification announcement follows on the heels of South Carolina’s plan.

Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) national communications director Mike Maharrey suggested that a large-scale effort would be coming in 2014. “Kudos goes out to all the people in South Carolina who have worked the past year to get things this far.  And kudos to Jason Spencer for stepping up to support their effort. Our contacts here at the Center tell us to expect at least ten other states considering similar legislation in 2014, but it’s going to require people getting on the phone with their state reps and senators to make that happen.”

This story will be updated with a copy of the legislation once it has been provided.

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian-American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee. Lotfi is the founder and CEO of BrandFire Consulting LLC. The firm specializes in public and private technology centered brand development, lead generation, data aggregation, online fundraising, social media, advertising, content generation, public relations, constituency management systems, print and more. Lotfi is the former executive state director for the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center, a think-tank focused on restraining federal overreach.Lotfi graduated with top honors from Belmont University, a private Christian university located in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Kimberly Faith Cabe

    48 states to go! Nullification is “the rightful remedy”!

    • Dude


  • Luke

    WOOO HOOOO The beginning of the end for Obama Care! Way to go Georgia and South Carolina!

    • Cletus

      Yahooooo! Let’s break out the moonshine, folks! We don’t need cups, we can pour it in our hands! Whooo!

  • Drew R

    We’ve got to pass this bill, so that you can find out what’s in it..

    • Bobby Sue

      How can I spin my head when I’m drinking moonshine?

  • Rev Dave

    All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Georgia and South Carolina to use a southern term y’all are an inspiration and GOD BLESS YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!!!!!!!

  • mizhenrietta

    Judge Napolitano gave us his take on the proposed SC law. I am a lot more encouraged now!

  • Steve

    I have never understood how Obama Care is not constitutional under the 10th amendment but constitution under the 16th amendment. Our constitutional was written so it something is unconstitutional it is unconstitutional and Vice versa. This is why the 16th amendment is unconstitutional, it does not agree with the 4th, 5th and 6th amendment or Article 1, Clause 9, Section 4.

    • Draken

      To answer your question:

      The framers of the Constitution provided a way for the document to be amended in Article V. The general legal theory is that any Amendments that come later chronologically are superior to the earlier Amendments. The idea is that the newer Amendments also ‘amend’ the older Amendments. This is why if there is any discrepancy you will often see the newer Amendment win.

      The cool part it that we still have the Amendment process, so we can change the order of things if we wanted to. You just need to get “two thirds of both houses” or “the legislatures of two thirds of the several states” to agree to a proposal, and then get “three fourths of the several states” to ratify a new Amendment.

  • Joe

    Second Civil War incoming

    • Drew R

      Not civil war, but Revolution 2.0

      It can be done without bloodshed

    • Drew R

      Not civil war, but Revolution 2.0

      It can be done without bloodshed

    • Drew R

      Not civil war, but Revolution 2.0

      It can be done without bloodshed

    • Wynetta

      We got our banjos and confederate flags blowing in the wind. We got moonshine to wash that sweet victory down. We call our moonshine Victory Juice :)

  • Tara O’Neill

    Jason Spencer ran for office after being part of Ray McBerry’s “Georgia
    First” campaign for governor in 2010! So glad that he listened to
    Ray’s message! That’s where Jason learned about States’ Rights, not
    from the Tenth Amendment Center. I wish we had a 10th Amendment
    governor like we could have had!

    • cherokeereb

      Hey, Ray

  • John F Donaldson

    thank you so much ga for being an example of liberty and standing up for common sense and the constitution. ive never been so proud of my state!

    • Jethro

      redneck state

      • John F Donaldson

        oh jethro lol

  • Danny Collins

    i heard some where in Obama care is a provision where they could
    create a federal enforcement agency. some senator was worried about
    this part of it. nsa all over again. please total kill on this

  • David Rages II

    Too bad nobody speaks for poor Georgia and South Carolina citizens who cannot afford the steep costs of health care

    • Billy Ray

      I can barely keep my trailer! I live in Georgia, too!

  • freedomfighterx

    how you like that commieKing obozo, next you will be going to prison for ID fraud, insurance fraud and treason…

  • silvermaran

    Oh Goodie…Going to do this again! This time lets let the States who don’t want affordable Healthcare fit the bill for the MILLIONS of people suffer lies of Syndromes ALL caused by multiple infections PAY FOR THEIR TREATMENT! LOL These idiots who know nothing about Medicine want to make sure YOU CANNOT GET TREATMENT….

    WAKE UP AMERICA, The WAR is not to Save YOU. But to make sure YOU and YOUR KIDS DIE!

    That’s is why all you people suffering Autism, MS, ALZHEIMERS, LUPUS, PARKINSON’S, DIABETES, CROHN’S, CELIAC, MD, ALS, ALD, PTSD, DOWN’S, ME, CFS, GWS, and hundreds of other lies are forced to suffer and die instead of treat the cause they gave you all in infectious vaccines for decades.