Letters to the Editor

Lawmakers, president must listen to the people

After the health care bill was passed and signed into law by President Barack Obama, the American people made it clear that it was passed against their will.

Americans have been calling and writing senators, congressmen and the president demanding its repeal.

Subsequently, more than 26 states brought lawsuits against the federal government, claiming the law was unconstitutional. Recently, a federal judge in Florida ruled the health care law unconstitutional and therefore void. In a case brought by the state of Virginia, a federal judge also ruled the law unconstitutional.

Obama remarked that the judge in Florida overstepped his authority, when, in fact, the judge was doing his job in accordance with the Constitution. The president should read and understand the Constitution before making such remarks.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the entire health care law. However, the Senate voted it down. The vote was along party lines, with Democrats once again rejecting the will of the people.

Fortunately, we have a check on the House of Representatives every two years, on the Senate every six years and on the president every four years. In 2012, it is clear the people once again will make their wishes known at the ballot box by voting out the president and those representatives who oppose the will of the people and the Constitution.

Arthur Broska Sun City Hilton Head