The South Carolina House passed a bill Wednesday that not only declares ObamaCare to be “null and void,” it criminalizes the controversial healthcare plan’s implementation in the state.
As reported by The Washington Times, the state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”
The measure permits the state Attorney General, with reasonable cause, “to restrain by temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction” any person who is believed to be causing harm to any person or business with the implementation of ObamaCare.
Earlier this year in her state of the state address, Gov. Nikki Haley said that South Carolina does not want and cannot afford the president’s plan, “not now, not ever.” Obviously, the governor was serious.
Any bets as to how long it will take Barack Obama’s Justice Department to sue South Carolina?
The thing is, it looks like the case would take quite awhile to proceed, given the fact that Eric “My People” Holder has already sued Arizona and Alabama over their immigration laws, and is considering similar lawsuits against Utah, Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina itself.
Maybe Holder could do a twofer against the Palmetto state and kill two birds with one stone.