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ACTION: Georgia Atty General is NOT joining other States in HC lawsuit (UPDATED)

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will file a lawsuit.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott posted this press release sometime after midnight on his official website:

Following the passage of the health care legislation, the Texas Attorney General provided the following statement:

“The federal health care legislation passed tonight violates the United States Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans’ individual liberties. To protect all Texans’ constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation’s founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation.”

Greg Abbott
Attorney General of Texas

And from Reuters:

“Republican attorneys general in 11 states warned that lawsuits will be filed to stop the federal government overstepping its constitutional powers and usurping states’ sovereignty.

States are concerned the burden of providing healthcare will fall on them without enough federal support.

Ten of the attorneys general plan to band together in a collective lawsuit on behalf of Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.

and…

“Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a bill on Wednesday allowing the state’s attorney general to file a lawsuit opposing federal healthcare legislation that would require individuals to buy medical insurance.

I just spoke to the office of Georgia AG Thurbert Baker and the woman said that no action is being taken in the matter of a suit over the health care bill. Frankly, she sounded like she could care less about what I thought. She did, however, say that they were making a note of the calls they were receiving on the issue.

So, I called Gov. Perdue’s office and the woman there said it would be up to the AG to make the decision. I find that hard to believe that the Governor would not have a say in the matter.

I encourage all Georgians to call the offices of AG Thurbert Baker and Governor Perdue and let their thoughts be known and then ask others to do the same.

Attorney General: 404-656-3300

Governor Perdue: 404-656-1776

UPDATED 3/23/2010

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue posted this letter yesterday again asking Attorney General Thurbert Baker to join in the States law suits declaring Obamacare as unconstitutional. In part it reads:

“I am today renewing my December request to the Attorney General that he join other states in reviewing the constitutionality of this travesty. My office has already begun to review any and all legal options to challenge this legislation.

“Since this bill has such a significant impact on future state budgets, it is imperative that current candidates for elected office publicly state their plans to either support the Obama-Pelosi legislation or fight for the people of Georgia.”

Baker is a Democrat running for GA governor and this exposes him as unwilling to uphold the law; no doubt the Constitution which is the HIGHEST law of the land.

I hope the GA GOP will make every effort to expose Baker for his unwillingness to protect the citizens of Georgia from this federal breach of the Constitution. He is the highest law enforcer in the state and yet refuses to do so to protect his socialist agenda.

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