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Letter to the editor
Start following our Constitution now
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Forsyth County News
Open letter to Congressman Graves:

The Pledge for America falls woefully short on restoring our great nation to the inspiration of our Founding. At the heart of the Pledge is states’ rights.  The Pledge states: “We pledge to honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored,  particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Marvelous. Please apply that premise now instead of waiting until January 2011.

You voted yes this week to H.R. 3199 Emergency Medic Transition Act.  H.R. 1399 is an unconstitutional Act that violates the 10th Amendment. This Act directs the state of Georgia to place one group of citizens over another for Emergency Medic Technician (EMT) training. It also mandates that states tailor their EMT training to fit a mandated accelerated model and to funnel newly trained EMTs into underserved areas. This violates all the precepts of the 10th Amendment as the federal government was not given the power to devise a top down centralized scheme for EMT training. 
Your vote was unconstitutional.

2012 is another election to determine what politician is competent to serve the 9th District of Georgia. Please bone up on the Constitution, and presumably you read the Pledge to America. I think you need to ask your colleagues to rethink the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Is it your intention to replace it with Gravescare?

When you find the specific Article and Section in the Constitution that empowers the federal government to interfere in my health care decisions, please e-mail it to  I can’t find it in my copy of the United States Constitution.

Bill Evelyn, director state of Georgia Tea Party, LLC