Election Signals Need to Repeal ObamaCare
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today voters sent a powerful message to the Obama Administration, rejecting the President's agenda while signaling a need to repeal the health care law that most Americans oppose.
"The outcome of this election underscores the fact that most Americans don't believe this country is on the right track and want a change from President Obama's failed policies of the past two years," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel. "In addition to jobs and taxes, voters sent a powerful message about ObamaCare, the government-run, pro-abortion health care law forced on the American people."
"This election was fueled by voters who were concerned less about party labels and more about troubled policies," Sekulow added. "Most Americans have said they want ObamaCare repealed. And, now with a sweeping change in Congress, it's time to do just that. The fact is with the outcome of this election - along with growing opposition to ObamaCare - this is the perfect time to act legislatively and repeal the health care law."
"We have started a nationwide petition campaign to demand that the new Congress repeal ObamaCare," Sekulow said. "We expect to hear from thousands of constitutional conservatives and others who certainly want health care reform - but believe that ObamaCare is not the reform that America needs or deserves."
The ACLJ is challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law. The ACLJ has filed a lawsuit representing five taxpayers challenging the individual mandate provision of the law in federal court in Washington, D.C.
The ACLJ also is supporting other legal efforts challenging ObamaCare having filed an amicus brief representing 28 members of Congress and more than 70,000 Americans backing Virginia's suit and will file an amicus brief soon supporting Florida's legal challenge.
The ACLJ has started a nationwide petition campaign to repeal the health care law. That petition is posted here.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is online at www.aclj.org.
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