South Carolina Lawmaker Wants 5-Year Jail Term For Implementing Obamacare

Posted by | December 18, 2012 11:43 | Filed under: Top Stories

State Rep. Bill Chumley would like a two year prison sentence for local officials and 5 years for federal officials who enforce the Affordable Care Act.

Any federal employee or contractor enforcing the law “is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both,” the bill proposes.

“I think we’re within our rights to do this,” Chumley explained to U.S. News. “It’s an obligation, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the people.”

But federal law trumps state law, so this would likely be unenforceable.

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