(NaturalNews) Many are upset about the recent decision to have government bureaucrats take over the nation's health care system. Though the current system has its problems, the new "reform" is anything but real reform and will only make things worse by further robbing individuals of the freedom to choose the lifestyles, foods and medicines that suit them best in achieving and maintaining health.
Van Irion, an attorney and candidate for Tennessee's Third Congressional District, recently filed a federal lawsuit against what is now being termed "Obamacare". Irion visited Nashville last month to demonstrate support for the "Health Care Freedom Act" and several other bills that would exempt Tennesseans from having to participate in Obamacare.
However after coming to the conclusion that Tennessee's Attorney General, Robert Cooper, would likely be unwilling to fight Obamacare, Irion has decided to take matters into his own hands. According to his lawsuit, the premise of the "Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act" is wholly unconstitutional and should not be accepted by Tennesseans or anyone else.
"Is the PPACA constitutional or not? If not, then states have every right to defend themselves from its enforcement," he explained. And he is right: there are no provisions in the U.S. Constitution that allow for the federal government to control the health system on behalf of U.S. citizens.
Attorneys general from 13 states recently filed a lawsuit as well, which has attracted five other states (and counting) to join that suit.
The provisions in PPACA include requiring citizens to buy government health insurance, and it mandates the type and distribution of care. Other controversial provisions include taxpayer-funded abortions.
Irion has set up a website where people can sign up to join his class-action lawsuit against Obamacare. There is no charge to participate in the lawsuit.
The goal of the lawsuit, as explained at the site, is to reverse the Supreme Court's incorrect interpretation of the Commerce and General Welfare clauses that permits Congress to regulate virtually every American enterprise. The lawsuit will restore the Tenth Amendment (states' rights) reign in Congress and help to restore individual liberty.
Irion is also running for Congress in Tennessee under a platform that embraces these and other liberty-loving ideals. Such ideals are paramount for preserving and promoting health freedom, as well as a host of other freedoms, so it is worth your time to check him out and to see if similar candidates are running in your districts.
Ethan Huff is a freelance writer and health enthusiast who loves exploring the vast world of natural foods and health, digging deep to get to the truth. He runs an online health publication of his own at http://wholesomeherald.blogspot.com.