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Letter: Tony Amador believes in free market, Constitution

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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

Neal Welsh, my brochure states “Repeal and replace Obamacare”; replace did not mean with another government program. You are correct that universal health care is not a “constitutional right.”

“Obamacare,” passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court as a “tax,” was deemed within the power of Congress. This legislation passed without one Republican vote in the House of Representatives.

I believe any act of Congress has to be enumerated in the Constitution. Providing universal health care is not in the Constitution and I had hoped the U.S. Supreme Court would have ruled thusly.

Repealing “Obamacare” is unlikely with a U.S. Senate and presidency controlled by Democrats. Should we succeed in gaining control of the Senate, we would still have to override a Presidential Veto. To repeal, we need a new president. The word “replace” means, replace with market force competition across state lines. Replace means private sector insurance, competition, not a government insurance program.

My belief in the “free market” enterprise system is the reason I oppose government run railroads, airlines and post offices. The federal government subsidizes government enterprises by taxing the people. More government power over our lives, means less freedom.

This law, arbitrarily passed by the Democrats, gives government effective control over health care, which represents approximately 1/6th of the United States’ economy. This is frightening.

Once government has control over the health care of the people, people become more dependent on government, effectively creating a “socialistic state.” As a representative of the people I will not be a lackey to either party. My loyalty in serving is to do what is right for those I represent, not for what is politically expedient.

I believe in the Constitution and that our government was created as a Republic. My decisions in Congress will be based upon the limitations of government as enumerated in the Constitution. Under no circumstances will I vote to extend the powers and controls of government over its citizens. We need protection from government excesses. We need a “representative” who understands we are quickly and dangerously moving towards a socialistic form of government.

Antonio ‘Tony’ Amador

Candidate, 9th Congressional District

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  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:26 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2830

    Ms. Bobbin,

    I don't know either. It is only because I have limited knowledge of these men. Unlike you, I don't jump to conclusions that neither of these men are competent enough to hold public office. Actually, I do know for a fact Mr. Amador, unlike you, believes we need protection from government excesses.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:38 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I don't know who has a lesser knowledge of what is in the Constitution and how our government works - Neal Weaver or "Tony" Amador.

    And what exactly does a "Constitutionalist" believe? That the original Constitution is the sole document? Do they believe there should not be any amendments, including the Bill of Rights?

    With his lack of knowledge, Amador sounds like he would be downright dangerous.


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