Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman.
The headline on Politico yesterday proclaimed, “The repeal Obamacare chorus quiets.” Newsworks, on the same day, headlined “Obamacare is here to stay,” reporting that “the Republican crusade against Obamacare has ended in failure…”
Even Rush Limbaugh concedes that resistance to ObamaCare has diminished. In recent days, several stalwart governors caved to the pressures of the federal government and announced they will begin implementing ObamaCare exchanges and expand their state’s Medicare program under the mandates of the badly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC).
Yesterday, Liberty Counsel’s extensive brief on Liberty University v. Geithner was filed at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, in advance of our oral argument, which will take place the week of May 14-17.
As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court directed the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear Liberty Counsel’s case against ObamaCare. With less than three months before our appearance at the Circuit Court, we are intensely working on our strategies and the necessary research.
Liberty Counsel’s challenge to ObamaCare is very much alive!
While there are other legal challenges to the employer contraceptive/abortifacient mandate, Liberty Counsel’s challenge is the most comprehensive challenge pending in the country.
Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit challenges (1) the employer mandate for all employers, (2) the abortion mandate for religious employers, (3) the abortion mandate for individuals, and (4) the entire law because tax bills must originate in the House, and ObamaCare originated in the Senate.
This case is the only one in the country that challenges the entire employer mandate for all employers. Like other pending cases, our case also challenges the so-called “Preventative coverage” mandate, which requires employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and IUDs, of which the latter two cause abortion.
Finally, the brief argues that ObamaCare is invalid because, if it is a tax as the Supreme Court ruled regarding the individual mandate, it violates the Constitution’s Origination Clause, as tax bills must originate in the House, not the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used a House bill unrelated to ObamaCare, struck all the language and the title so that only the former HR number remained, and then inserted a new title and over 2,000 pages of ObamaCare. If it is a tax, ObamaCare cannot originate in the Senate and is therefore invalid!
Not only does ObamaCare violate the rights of religious employers because of its abortion mandate, it violates the rights of individuals who oppose abortion and the rights of all employers, religious or not.
Our lawsuit is at the forefront of the court battle against ObamaCare! There is real hope to rid the nation of this scourge!
Our multi-year battle to beat ObamaCare in the courts has been the most legally exhaustive and fiscally draining initiative we have undertaken in Liberty Counsel’s 24 year history. Yet, the Lord has now placed us at the front of the pack to eliminate this immoral law from the statutes of our nation!
That’s why I must ask for your help in overcoming the toll this lawsuit has taken on our resources.
Please consider a special gift today. I know that God has helped us fashion the nation’s most comprehensive challenge to ObamaCare for a purpose – and I believe that God will bless you abundantly for your faithfulness in supporting this incredible opportunity!
There is hope for the struggling American people to break the chains of ObamaCare’s bondage!
We are at a pivotal point in history. ObamaCare’s demise is critical to the future wellbeing of our nation – morally, socially, and ethically. Our very rights of conscience are being severely threatened!
That’s why Liberty Counsel needs your help today – more than ever. I pray that you too will see the hope that remains in what God is doing through Liberty Counsel – and join us in our endeavors – in prayer and in financial support.
May God bless you abundantly,
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman