Last week, joined by three other Missourians, I filed a constitutional challenge in federal court to ensure that we may continue to make our OWN health care choices, free of government mandates. Since filing this legal challenge, our opponents are in overdrive to stop our efforts.
First, they attacked me for choosing to fund this effort through private donations. I made the decision early in this process that NO TAX DOLLARS WOULD BE USED to pay for any legal fees incurred. We are counting on YOU and thousands of supporters to help fund this lawsuit and to help ensure our success in federal court. Our donors are ordinary citizens who are dedicated to the principles of freedom that our nation was founded on.
Then, on July 9, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster filed a motion in federal court in an attempt to remove me from this case. Earlier this year, I asked Attorney General Koster to weigh in on this case. He never responded to my request. Now he is using YOUR TAX DOLLARS to try to impede our progress. If the attorney general wasn't willing to spend TAX DOLLARS to join our suit, why is he willing to have the state of Missouri pay to oppose our case?
A leading constitutional scholar has said that the claims we, and other states are making are "very serious," and "unprecedented... these are not frivolous claims."
Despite opposition, WE ARE PRESSING ON! Our legal team is working hard to ensure that we are prepared to bring our arguments to the courtroom. But I NEED YOUR HELP! Our entire legal challenge is being funded by donations. Today, I'm asking you to contribute $15, $25, $50, $100 or more to our Health Care In Action, Inc. legal fund. You can donate online, or by mailing a donation to the address listed on this page.
Our success is dependent on you! After donation, please forward this message to 10 of your friends and ask them to help in this effort. If you have already donated, THANK YOU! We have made it this far because of YOU!
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Keeping up the fight,
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government." - Thomas Jefferson