ANTI-OBAMACARE LAWSUIT GOES FORWARD, & COURT THIS FRIDAY FOR #2 SUIT

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Re ObamaCare, Florida Federal District Court Judge Clyde Roger Vinson (above right/photo) ruled it was “reasonable” for people to believe that:  “…it was drafted behind closed doors and pushed through Congress by parliamentary tricks, late night weekend votes, and last minute deals among members of Congress who did not read or otherwise know what was in it.”

Ha!  That certainly sums it up!

(Website at top with photo of Judge Vinson & his camellias is a story re Rush Limbaugh falling for a wiki hoax re Vinson last week, & basically trying to discredit the guy for being a nutcase; AND obnoxiously declaring that since the NYTimes & other sources said the lawsuit would “go nowhere” that that would be the end of it.  Wrong again, LOONbaugh!  :)  {Not obvious MUCH who pays Limbaugh’s salary, eh?}  Read that story here:

http://www.pnj.com/article/20100916/NEWS01/9160335/Rush-Limbaugh-falls-for-wacky-hoax-about-Judge-Roger-Vinson ) 

Now on to more good news…

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Email Updates below from 10/15 & 10/18 re the lawsuits (& 10/2 & 9/29 re ObamaCare Deceptions Exposed)…

1.  Judge Vinson approves the multi-state anti-ObamaCare lawsuit to go forward that was filed by 20 states attorneys general.  Too bad DOJ! (who tried, but failed, to get the lawsuit dismissed);

2.  The first PRIVATE ObamaCare lawsuit heads to FDcourt in Virginia this Friday where the same DOJ atty* will try to get this private lawsuit dismissed as well.  (*Eric Holder, former Clinton/Reno lackey & now Obama’s AG.)

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Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel will have ObamaCare showdown vs DOJ in Virginia Federal District Court this Friday.  Staver is asking for our prayers for him & his staff…

From: “Liberty Counsel” <alert@libertyaction.org>
Date: October 15, 2010 10:51:38 AM EDT
Subject: Breaking news favors our lawsuit against ObamaCare!

Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
Liberty Counsel

(If you signed) Liberty Counsel’s “Statement of Support” for our pivotal lawsuit against ObamaCare, you know how important it is to STOP the outrageous government takeover of our medical industry.

Well, we got news just hours ago that there has been a very favorable decision in a Florida Federal District Court for the multi-state complaint filed by 20 states attorneys against ObamaCare’s mandate to purchase insurance or pay severe penalties!  I believe this good news can give OUR
case a real boost. That is why I am asking you to read the message below and immediately forward it to 10-20 of your like-minded family members and friends. Your email to 10-20 other conservatives will be a key component to achieving our
goals in the court of public opinion as well as helping with the lawsuit itself.

Thank you for joining us in this crucial campaign and for engaging your friends in the process!

God bless you,
Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
Liberty Counsel
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Breaking news favors our lawsuit against ObamaCare!

Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
10/15/2010

           I am greatly encouraged by a decision just released by a Florida Federal District Court that allows key elements of the multi-state lawsuit against ObamaCare to go forward!  I am headed to court in Virginia next week to square off against Eric Holder’s Department of Justice in a
comparable lawsuit.  Liberty Counsel is fully engaged in our battle to keep this monstrosity disguised as health- care “reform” from doing irreparable damage to our nation.  See my urgent message below – Mat.

One week from tomorrow (this Friday), I will be arguing in a Federal District Court in defense of our lawsuit against ObamaCare.  I will be strongly reasserting our contention that the government’s mandate to buy insurance is unconstitutional.

With our pivotal hearing just days away, you can imagine the boost we got when Senior United States
District Judge Roger Vinson DENIED the government’s motion to dismiss Florida’s multi-state challenge to the requirement that nearly all Americans buy insurance under ObamaCare.

As you probably know, the Florida case was filed by 20 state attorneys general on behalf of the citizens of their respective states.  Liberty
Counsel’s case was the first private-party action against ObamaCare and was filed on the same day President Obama signed the bill into law.

++The Florida Judge saw through the DOJ’s attack.

Judge Vinson’s decision correctly identifies ObamaCare as a
“controversial and polarizing” law.  Further, he allowed that reasonable and intelligent people can disagree in good faith concerning the healthcare “reform” law. That’s certainly better ground than the Obama administration, which has demonized any dissent whatsoever, has given us!

The Florida Judge denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ)
motion to dismiss, saying reasonable men have argued that:

“…it was drafted behind closed doors and pushed through Congress by parliamentary tricks, late night weekend votes, and last minute deals
among members of Congress who did not read or otherwise know what was in it.”

We couldn’t have described the ObamaCare steamroller any better!  Today’s good news adds new resolve to our already intense resistance to ObamaCare’s takeover of our medical
industry.

++Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit is moving forward.

As you probably know, Attorney General Eric Holder and the DOJ attacked our lawsuit and filed to have it dismissed, just as they did the Florida case.  Last month, we filed
an extensive response, arguing in no uncertain terms that the U.S. District Court holding jurisdiction must deny
the federal government’s motion to dismiss our lawsuit.

Next (THIS) Friday, we will have our first day in court to STOP Obama- Care’s further implementation.  You can see Liberty Counsel’s extensive response to the DOJ’s Motion to
Dismiss by clicking here:
http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=33721&PID=24051699

++Can I count on you to stand with us?

It will mean a great deal to know that you are standing with us in this lawsuit. As of right now, Liberty Counsel’s “Statement of Support” to defeat ObamaCare in court has
over 138,000 signers who have already declared

*I support litigation challenging the
constitutionality of ObamaCare as passed by the 111th Congress.

*I believe that government-mandated requirements for individuals to obtain health insurance are unconstitutional.

*The Constitution does not grant Congress the power to force Americans to comply with such a mandate.

*I believe requirements that employers provide such insurance coverage are also unconstitutional.

I want to rally 62,000 additional concerned citizens to sign our “Statement of Support” and get
us over the 200,000 mark before next (this coming) Friday!

This goal will give us such a substantial number of supporters
that it will be impossible for the press – or the White House and the leadership of the 111th Congress that plagued us with ObamaCare in the first place – to belittle or ignore our action!

As soon as that milestone is reached, I intend to issue a national press release announcing that 200,000 citizens stand behind Liberty Counsel in our lawsuit to declare the “individual mandate” at the heart of ObamaCare is unconstitutional!

Then, I will walk into Federal District Court next (this) Friday empowered with the knowledge that 200,000 of my fellow Americans are standing with me in that courtroom!

Rallying 200,000 like-minded Americans will be an amazing feat –
but it is realistically achievable with your help.

Please join me and hundreds of thousands of others like yourself
in signing the Liberty Counsel “Statement of Support” for our
lawsuit against ObamaCare.
http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=33721&PID=24051699

++ObamaCare is an unworkable, unfolding disaster!

ObamaCare is badly failing the “real world” test.  President Obama blatantly misrepresented what the bill will and will not do. And, of course, the liberal majority of the 111th
Congress walked in lockstep with his deceptive rhetoric.

It’s also interesting how many politicians who are up for re-election are distancing themselves from ObamaCare or are declaring, “I voted against it!”  Some are even openly recanting their “yea” vote.

In a recent American Thinker commentary, author Deane Waldman
cried out, “ObamaCare: Will someone please kill it before it kills us?”

With the help of thousands of friends like you, Liberty Counsel intends to answer Waldman’s desperate cry!

++Another step toward victory.

Winning this stage of the legal process is one more step toward
victory. My staff and I have already dedicated many, many hours to defeating it in court. We are committed to this battle and are acting as quickly as the judicial system will allow.

I believe our lawsuit is ultimately headed to the Supreme Court.
We are working hard in the courts and the court of public opinion to stop this disastrous bill before it inflicts
insurmountable damage on our nation.

With the help of thousands of friends like you, we will prevail!

I also ask you to pray for my staff and me over the next week and especially for God’s favor during the hearing on Friday.

THANK YOU for all you do as a key member of the Liberty Counsel team!

Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. I need to know that you are standing with me in defeating
ObamaCare. As you can imagine, achieving 200,000 signers will gain extensive national media attention!  After signing, consider forwarding
this message to 10-20 like-minded people who you believe will also sign our “Statement of Support.” God bless you!  Click here now to help Liberty Counsel DEFEAT Obama- Care:


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NOW 3 DAYS & COUNTING TO OBAMACARE COURT BATTLE

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From: “Liberty Counsel” <alert@libertyaction.org>
Date: October 18, 2010 6:17:14 PM EDT
Subject: Four days to ObamaCare court battle

Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
10/18/2010

In just four days, I will be standing before a federal judge in Virginia arguing on behalf of concerned citizens across the nation that ObamaCare’s government mandate is
unconstitutional.

The Obama administration is trying to have our case dismissed, but our case is growing stronger by the day. In fact, we received a major boost last week when a federal judge in
Florida DENIED the government’s motion to dismiss the “individual
mandate” and other key aspects of healthcare “reform” in a similar case.

Now, in just four days, a federal judge in Virginia will hear the compelling arguments in Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit.

This legal showdown is absolutely crucial!  I believe ObamaCare and its unconstitutional individual mandate is the most significant threat to personal liberty to come out of the ultraliberal 111th Congress and perhaps ANY
Congress!

This outrageous law contains all of the essential elements of overt socialism.  It MUST be stopped
before it destroys our medical services industry, makes taxpayer-funded abortion a permanent part
of our culture, and bankrupts our already weakened economy.

My staff and I have poured hundreds of hours of research and preparation into this case, but these final few days before the federal court hearing are the most crucial.  I simply must devote all the resources at our disposal to prepare for this case…

…but it comes at a time when our budget is strained by the demands of many other vital cases defending life, liberty and family, as well as our critical grassroots efforts to impact public policy issues.  And, of course,
Liberty Counsel is committed to making sure pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom Americans make their voices heard in the pivotal mid-term
elections.

Will you help at this crucial time?

I’m asking you to prayerfully consider making a special gift right now to help make it possible for us to dedicate all
the resources necessary to excel in this crucial case to stop ObamaCare.

Again…

Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have attacked our lawsuit against Obama- Care and filed to have it dismissed. They know that the “individual
mandate” is the cornerstone of ObamaCare and their attempt to take over the healthcare industry. As soon as the individual mandate is declared unconstitutional, ObamaCare will have to be dismantled!

Our legal showdown to stop Obama- Care has now moved into high gear.  I have less than four days to prepare for federal court and must make sure we have sufficient resources to achieve the best possible result while
also funding many other key efforts.

Thank you in advance for your help and may God bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. I will be providing you with exclusive updates as events unfold this Friday in our case to stop ObamaCare. But right now, I need your financial support to fight this case and continue other efforts.  Your gift will help us fight to STOP ObamaCare while we continue other vital legal and grassroots efforts to


defend liberty across America.

THANK YOU so much for partnering
with Liberty Counsel!

Please, help by making a special, tax-deductible gift to Liberty Counsel today:


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OBAMACARE DECEPTIONS REVEALED



“ObamaCare adds six whole new agencies and thousands of new bureaucrats to the government
payroll but not one new doctor or additional nurse.” 

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From: “Liberty Counsel” <alert@libertyaction.org>
Date: October 2, 2010 4:08:21 AM EDT
Subject: Killing ObamaCare before it kills us

Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
10/2/2010

The Patient Protection and Affordability Act is neither affordable nor protective.  Liberty Counsel remains fully engaged in our pivotal battle to keep this monstrosity disguised as healthcare “reform” from doing irreparable damage to America’s well-being.  See my
important message below – Mat.

There can be no compromise on ObamaCare.  This national
catastrophe with its unconstitutional mandates and job-destroying financial impact must be stopped!  We continue hearing about companies both large and small, McDonalds
being one of the most recent, that simply can’t afford this debacle.

ObamaCare is badly failing the “real world” test.  In a recent American Thinker commentary, author Deane Waldman cries out, “ObamaCare: Will someone please kill it before it kills us?”

With the help of thousands… Liberty Counsel intends to answer Waldman’s desperate cry!

As you know, Liberty Counsel filed the first private action lawsuit against ObamaCare. We have already dedicated many, many hours and our full attention to defeating it in court.
We are committed to this battle and are acting as quickly as the judicial system will allow.  But we need your help to finish this process.
(…)

++ObamaCare’s smoke and mirrors.

Mr. Waldman’s article points out the following deceptions:

“The Act cannot do what its title promises. In fact, it achieves exactly the opposite what the president said it would do.”

“It adds at least $1 trillion to the price of U.S. health care [actually, a recent estimate places additional spending at $2.7 trillion].  Is that what the president calls reigning in
unsupportable costs?”

“ObamaCare includes penalties (you can call them what they really are: taxes) that increase the cost of doing business. Just ask AT&T, John Deere, or Medtronic, each of whom has publicly announced their increased costs due to ObamaCare, costs that are forcing them to lay people off.”

“ObamaCare adds six whole new agencies and thousands of new bureaucrats to the government
payroll but not one new doctor or additional nurse.”

“Worse, the Bill cuts Medicare payments by over $500 million. This directly translates to cutting services because doctors simply cannot
afford to care for Medicare patients.”

“And then there are the infamous “death panels,” as claimed by the Republicans and put down by the Democrats with a condescending smirk. HR3590 creates ‘Cost Cutting Commissions’.”

++We need your help to defeat ObamaCare in court.

Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice attacked our lawsuit against ObamaCare and filed to have it dismissed.  Earlier this month, the Liberty Counsel staff filed an extensive response, arguing in no uncertain terms that the U.S. District Court holding jurisdiction must deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss our lawsuit.

The fact is, we face a long, arduous battle.  Nonetheless, I feel certain we can win our suit against ObamaCare and stop the full implementation of this disastrous law.  With the help of thousands of friends like you, we will prevail!
(…)

++Selling ObamaCare has generated even MORE deception.

Remember the promise President Obama made about your medical
insurance plan: “If you like what you’ve got, you can keep it”? It has now been revealed that it’s NOT TRUE for the employees of as many as eighty percent of America’s small
businesses!

Senator Mike Enzi, the ranking member of the Senate Health,
Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), has exposed
yet another loophole in ObamaCare’s “grandfather clause” that threatens to eliminate the health insurance programs offered by a very high percentage of all small businesses.

This healthcare law is an unprecedented expansion of federal power and regulation.  It is unconstitutional. It represents
everything that is wrong with the failed political philosophy of socialism. The power of the federal government to regulate has limits! This healthcare law goes far, far beyond those limits.

This is why we are committed to putting an end to the ObamaCare medical experiment. I urge you to help us defeat ObamaCare with a gift to help Liberty Counsel remain strong
and able to meet each new wave of government deception about this bill… and their methods of keeping it from
being adjudged unconstitutional.

++This was never healthcare “reform” in the first place.

A recent Rasmussen Poll reported that a full 63 percent of Americans favor the repeal of ObamaCare. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

Remember when the President promised, “No federal dollars will be used to fund abortions”?  That proved to be deception achieved through clever use of loopholes.

Remember the administration’s promise that ObamaCare would cut a typical family’s premium “by up to $2,500 a year”?  That’s proven to be fairy tale accounting.

Remember the promise that ObamaCare would “strengthen small businesses”?  That overt misstatement is not worthy of comment, given the jobless economy and unwillingness of businesses both large and small to commit to new hiring.

And remember when Barack Obama said there would not be rationing of care?  Dr. Donald Berwick, an outspoken fan of England’s National Health Service and recent appointee
to run OUR system, says rationing is
inevitable.  In other words, the President’s statement was a sham.

The past six months of scrutiny of the ObamaCare legislation has revealed the truth about healthcare “reform,” and it isn’t a pretty picture.

++Barack Obama’s doublespeak on healthcare must not stand.

ObamaCare requires most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.  When they were selling healthcare “reform” to the nation, liberals vehemently denied that they were creating a new tax.

But in response to lawsuits like ours, the Obama administration’s lawyers now defend the mandate as an exercise of the government’s
“power to lay and collect taxes.”

I believe our lawsuit is ultimately headed to the Supreme Court. We are quite confident that we will win this battle, but we need your continued support to do so. We are working hard in the courts and the court of public opinion to stop this disastrous bill before it inflicts insurmountable damage on our nation.

But this battle is just one of many crucial cases we are facing right now.
(…)

Liberty Counsel is standing at the
epicenter of the battle for the soul of America against an unprecedented number of calculated and malicious
assaults on our liberties.

Here are a few of our initiatives from September alone…

*Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief in Perry v. Schwarzenegger on behalf of Campaign for Children and Families and JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality), in an appeal to the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals. The Appeals Court has put a stay on Judge Vaughn Walker’s notorious ruling that struck down California’s pro-marriage Proposition 8.

*Liberty Counsel has successfully negotiated the language of a police department legal bulletin in Indiana that will clarify the free speech rights of street evangelists.  Officers in Indianapolis were prohibiting constitutionally protected activity.

* Liberty Counsel has a major lawsuit in process against the Santa Rosa County, Florida, School District on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and people in the community whose rights are infringed upon by a Consent Decree written by the ACLU.  The decree literally attempts to criminalize expressions of Christianity, and the ACLU intends to apply such decrees nationwide if it can get a foothold in early cases like the one in Santa Rosa County.
(…)

I firmly believe it is Liberty Counsel’s duty to do everything in our power – both in the courts and the court
of public opinion – to turn back attacks on our precious liberties.  And I believe the Lord has called you and me to partner together to do just that!

We depend on friends who give $20, $30, $50, $100 – whatever the Lord leads – so we can stay involved in these crucial battles.  Will you help?
Please go here to make a tax-deductible gift:
http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=33175&CID=319&RID=24051699

THANK YOU for all you do as a key member of the Liberty
Counsel team!

Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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OBAMACARE SURPRISE:  YOU MAY WELL LOSE YOUR CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE AFTERALL

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From: “Liberty Counsel” <alert@libertyaction.org>
Date: September 29, 2010 8:01:27 PM EDT
Subject: Surprise: You may well lose your current health insurance!

Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
9/29/2010

Another ObamaCare loophole has been exposed and has been found to threaten the ability of small businesses to keep their current healthcare programs. We remain fully engaged in our pivotal battle to keep this monstrosity disguised as healthcare “reform” from doing
irreparable damage to America’s well-being.  See my important message below – Mat.

Remember the promise President Obama made about your medical
insurance plan: “If you like what you’ve got, you can keep it”?
It has now been revealed that it’s NOT TRUE for the employees
of as many as eighty percent of America’s small businesses!

Senator Mike Enzi, the ranking member of the Senate Health,
Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), has exposed
yet another loophole in ObamaCare that threatens to eliminate the health insurance programs offered by a very high percentage of all small businesses.

This loophole also threatens ALL small businesses with higher healthcare costs and more regulation,
even if they’re able to keep their current coverage.

As reported by The Hill, the policies covered under an ObamaCare “grandfather clause” will be void if, over time, costs increase past what they were at the time ObamaCare
was signed into law.

Here’s an excerpt from the discussion of “grandfathering” on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website that confirms the deception:

“If your current plan significantly reduces your benefits or increases your out-of-pocket spending above what it was when the new law was enacted, then your plan will lose its ‘grandfather’ status.”

Of course, a government official will determine whether or not your current plan has failed the test the provision sets.  With that in mind, and applying the inevitable cost increases since ObamaCare was signed into law, even the DHHS data admits:

*40 percent to 67 percent of individual policies will lose grandfathered status by 2011.

*34 percent to 64 percent of large employer group plans (100 or more employees) will lose their grandfathered status by 2013.

*49 percent to 80 percent of small employer group plans (three to 99 employees) will lose their grandfathered status by 2013.

So all along, the unspoken plan has been to largely reduce private healthcare insurance in favor of a single-payer, government run system. This recent finding is yet more proof of that agenda!

Senator Enzi is urging his colleagues to demand a “vote of disapproval” using the following admonition:

“The administration’s grandfather rule is a job killing, wage cutting game changer for small business… This is not the kind of reform people wanted.”

++The growing public revolt over ObamaCare.

A recent Rasmussen Poll reported that now a full 63 percent of Americans favor the repeal of ObamaCare.

(…)

The past six months of scrutiny of the ObamaCare legislation has revealed the truth about healthcare “reform,” and it isn’t a pretty picture.

++Please help us defeat ObamaCare in court.
(…)

Overturning ObamaCare’s unconstitutional mandates IN COURT
is still our best chance to stop this socialist nightmare before it gains more momentum.  But this battle is just one of many crucial cases we are facing right now.

Liberty Counsel is standing at the epicenter of the battle for the soul of America against an unprecedented number of calculated and malicious assaults on our liberties.  Will you help?

Please go here to make a tax-deductible gift:
http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=33014&CID=319&RID=24051699

THANK YOU for all you do as a key member of the Liberty Counsel team!

Mathew Staver, Founder/Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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