Public opinion is hardening against ObamaCare, with a new Rassmussen Poll showing 58 percent of Americans want the legislation repealed.

As more details come to light about the sweeping takeover of America’s health care system, the burdensome costs and unconstitutional mandates, the more Americans want nothing to do with it.

The bad news from the Rassmussen Poll is the defeatism expressed by so many Americans. Even with 58% wanting ObamaCare repealed, about 51% think it’s unlikely to happen.

I contend that if ObamaCare isn’t removed from the books, it’ll be because 60 percent of us didn’t do our job.

There are at least three avenues by which we can go about unraveling ObamaCare:
1. Attorney General lawsuits. With colleagues around the country, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is putting together a lawsuit challenging the over-reaching nature of ObamaCare and the negative impact it will have on the states.
2. Individual lawsuits. People can, and are in the process of, putting together their own lawsuits. A mandate from the federal government to purchase a product (health insurance) is unconstitutional and fraught with opportunities for abuse.
3. Voting. We have to keep up the pressure on elected officials — those both for it and against. We have to be tenacious in our demands for repeal, and make it a campaign issue in every election.

Each of these tactics take time. Lawsuits go in fits and starts through the courts. It is unlikely President Obama would sign a repeal of his signature legislation. Elections are messy.

This only means we have to view the fight for good government reform as a marathon, not a sprint.

But with nearly 60 percent of our fellow Americans running, we are sure to cross the finish if we stay on the course!


Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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