deeds-thumbState Senator Creigh Deeds, the man who would have been Governor, cast his vote against freedom today.

The Virginia Health Care Freedom Act, Senate Bill 417, was passed by a one-vote margin in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, upon which Senator Deeds sits.

The bill, introduced by Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), is summarized as follows:

Individual health insurance coverage; requirement to obtain. Provides that a resident of the Commonwealth shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage. This applies regardless of whether the person has or is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy or program provided by or through his employer or a plan sponsored by the Commonwealth or the federal government. The measure also states that no provision of Title 38.2 renders a resident liable for any penalty, assessment, fee, or fine as a result of his failure to procure or obtain health insurance coverage. [Emphasis added]

Deeds voted against moving the bill forward.

In other words, Mr. Deeds voted against your freedom to refrain from purchasing federally mandated health insurance and in favor of your being fined if you fail to do so.

So much for freedom

So much for individual liberty

So much for the United States Constitution

So much for the 10th Amendment

So much for personal responsibility

So much for the rights of Virginians

So much for representative government

So much for wishy-washy politicians…

So much for Creigh Deeds.

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