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Obamacare, the Founders, and Government Force

Written By: Jake Jacobs Ph.D.  |  Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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            Patrick Henry is purported to have responded to an invitation to attend the 1787 Constitutional Convention with the retort, "I smell a rat!" Henry did not say this as a radical anarchist who hated ALL government but he feared the establishment of a Federal-Central government that would abuse the God given rights of life and liberty of American citizens and violate the sovereignty of the independent States such as his beloved Virginia.  Rhode Island was so concerned about Federal-Central government control over States' rights they refused to send any delegates at all.

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