Thousands of conservative activists from the Group Americans for Prosperity and around the country gathered across the street from the Supreme Court today in Washington D.C. just moments after day two of ObamaCare oral arguments wrapped up.
AFP President Tim Phillips kicked off the rally in front of waving American flags and thousands of red foam hands and people in t-shirts that said, “Hands of my healthcare,” while chanting “Kill the bill!”
Speakers throughout the event made it clear the “healthcare” fight isn’t about healthcare at all, but about freedom versus government control.
Photos courtesy of Katy Abram.
Mother, wife and breast cancer survivor Tracy Walsh:
“It’s [ObamaCare] about controlling who gets medical treatments and which medical treatments they get.”
“It seems we learn something new and awful every single week since ObamaCare passed.”
“None of these things promote freedom or liberty.”
"I believe this court will and they must side with Liberty,”
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson:
“This isn’t about healthcare, it’s about freedom."
Florida Rep. Allen West:
“Thanks for coming out on a beautiful Washington D.C. for liberty, democracy and freedom.”
“This healthcare law is not in concert with the Constitution of the United States of America.”
“The Supreme Court needs to make the right decision."
“No matter what the Supreme Court decides, come November of this year, we are going to send Barack Hussein Obama, back to Illinois.”
“We are going to restore this constitutional republic.”
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint:
“Don’t believe for one minute we can fix ObamaCare."
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:
“Hang in there, we’re going to beat this bill."
AFP Pennsylvania President Jennifer Stefano:
“Hands off my family, hands off my work and hands off my healthcare, or as we say in Philadelphia, yo President Obama don’t tread on this mama."
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey:
“Remember, if the federal government has the power to force you and buy the health insurance plan that they dictate, if we accept the idea that is a permissible power by the federal government, trust me, it doesn’t end there.”
“The president to the United States let us down by pursuing an enacting this.”
“Anywhere in the world when you're in trouble, medically speaking, where do you come? You come right here. Why do you come, because we have the best choices."
Canadian Shona Holmes, survived a brain
cancer (correction) tumor but nearly died due to waiting on the Canadian government system:
“I was in a lot of trouble in Canada where we have government mandated insurance.”
“The one thing that I have learned from all that I have seen that it is impossible to undo this once it is done.”
“It’s up to you to stop this.”
President of Concerned Women for America Penny Nance :
“Are you on the side of liberty?”
Former GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann:
“The crown jewel of Socialism is socialized medicine. You understand the importance of this issue.”
“We see before us a bill that will change the United States forever.”
“Power comes from us, not from this marble building behind us.”
“We will not wave the white flag of surrender when it comes to liberty and our healthcare.”
“We stand united.”
Rep. Steve King
“This American liberty is a precious thing, it doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world."
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