Texas GOP launches online petition supporting health care lawsuit

Released by the Texas GOP:

AUSTIN – The Republican Party of Texas has launched an online petition supporting Attorney General Greg Abbott's lawsuit challenging the recently passed Obamacare legislation.  The lawsuit, filed along with Attorneys General from at least 13 other states, challenges the constitutionality of Obamacare, specifically challenging the legality of the individual mandate, by which the federal government forces Americans to purchase health insurance or face fines.  The bill passed the US House of Representatives on March 21 with only Democrats supporting it and against bipartisan opposition, and in spite of the fact that a majority of Americans oppose the bill.  President Obama signed it into law March 23.  The petition is posted at the Republican Party of Texas website, here - http://www.texasgop.org/inner.asp?z=65 – and reads:

"We, the people of the great state of Texas, stand as one to oppose the Democratic Party's assault on our Constitutional rights through Obamacare.

"A majority of Americans believe that the Democrats' tactics in passing Obamacare constituted an abuse of power.  Yet the Texas Democrats stand with their party, not the people.  We will not stand by while Democrats elected by Texas voters vote for the unconstitutional individual mandate forcing Texans to purchase insurance against their will.  We will not stand by while the Democrats' statist visions destroy our businesses, attack our family budgets, add unsustainable spending to our state's budget, and pile up trillions of dollars of unfathomable debt to our nation's future.  We will not let the Democrats' Obamacare stand, and we stand as one to support our great Attorney General, Greg Abbott.

"We call on Texas Democrats to stand with the people of Texas and not their party.  We call on Texas Democrats to put party fealty aside and support our liberties.  And we support Attorney General Greg Abbott's quest to bring down Obamacare."

The petition will be delivered to Attorney General Abbott on April 16, 2010.