As co-signers of the legislative amicus brief to oppose ObamaCare we want to thank Congressman Leonard Lance for his tireless efforts in fighting this huge expansion of government power. The threat to personal freedom that ObamaCare imposes by requiring citizens to purchase a product cannot be underestimated.
Once it enshrined in law and precedent, government will be able to – and it will – require us to purchase any number of products or services because some bureaucrat determines that it is in our “best interest” to do so. We believe that we, as free people, best determine what is in our own interest. We stand with Congressman Lance and Senator Joe Kyrillos, the prime legislator to sign the amicus brief, in support of liberty and in opposition to this paternalistic and authoritarian view of government-knows-best.
Here in New Jersey, another threat looms in the form of S1566 – legislation that does nothing to prevent families losing their homes and then, once they are kicked out on the street, it takes their homes and turns them over to ACORN-type activist groups to be doled out to their “clients.” To fund this it proposes to use hundreds of millions of tax dollars through borrowing without voter approval.
Congressman Leonard Lance has long been the champion of taxpayers in this regard. When he was a member of the Legislature, it was Lance’s legislation that banned borrowing without voter approval. We believe S1566 violates both the letter and spirit of Congressman Lance’s successful legislation.
As in the case of the fight against ObamaCare, Americans for Prosperity – led by Steve Lonegan – is leading the fight against S1566. All taxpayers should join with Congressman Lance and Steve Lonegan in their opposition to this unfettered growth in government, in spending, and in debt.
Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose
Assemblyman Gary Chiusano
115 Demarest Road, Suite 3
Sparta, NJ 07871