Janet M. LaRue

Texas doesn’t have an ObamaCare Exchange—we have the Alamo.

Sen. Ted Cruz is our contemporary William B. Travis, commandant of the Alamo and defender of liberty. Standing with Cruz to defund ObamaCare are Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Think of them as Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and company.

These super smart senators, like the majority of Americans, get it. ObamaCare is the greatest internal threat to American liberty, perhaps in our entire history. Government-run healthcare is like government-run anything else, incomprehensible, costly, complex, counter-productive and corruption-inducing.

ObamaCare is toxic to liberty and contrary to our Constitution. The behemoth federal government will make our healthcare decisions while massively increasing our costs and taxes. Our chances of keeping the doctor and healthcare plan of our choice decrease daily as doctors discontinue practicing medicine. Other health care providers, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are laying off employees and cutting budgets. Major health insurers are increasingly refusing to participate in Obama Care exchanges. The economy is on the Fed’s life-support, as Americans are anesthetized by “quantitative easing.” Full-time jobs are becoming part-time or non-existent to avoid ObamaCare penalties. Major employers such as Home Depot and Walgreens are moving employees from private insurance plans to healthcare exchanges. The ObamaCare enforcers at the IRS will have us in their auditing and penalty-imposing crosshairs. Just ask the Tea Party what that’s like.

Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.