What if the federal government issued an order, and nobody obeyed? More and more, it’s happening across the country.
The most apparent example is the state pushback on the individual mandate for citizens to purchase health insurance, a cornerstone of the Patient Protection and Afford- able Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare. As of this writing, 27 states, more than half of the Union, are suing the federal government for attempting to force Americans to purchase a product or service against their will.
In addition to suing the government, some states have enacted laws to prevent the implementation of some or all aspects of ObamaCare.
Many states, emboldened by Arizona’s tough stance against illegal immigration and frustrated by federal in- action in this area, are passing immigration laws of their own without regard for the federal government’s admonition that they can’t enact such legislation.
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