Her emphasis was on Issue Three which is a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would free Ohioans from forced insurance. The ballot says the amendment is to “preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage.” She encouraged members to contact registered voters and emphasized that “this is not a partisan issue, but about freedom.”
The Tea Party also heard from Brian Duffy, who reaches out of state with his podcasts and blogs who shared concerns over two recent developments in the United States government, one being the formation of a new “Super Congress.”
The Super Congress, he said, is a joint committee of 12 members of Congress and Senate, plus the President. Its task is to “identify further spending cuts” and to do so by Thanksgiving.
On a handout, Duffy wrote that the Super Congress “places a tremendous amount of power in the hands of 12 people (plus one).”
When the group presents its recommendations, Duffy said Congress may not debate or change the recommendation, and the Senate may not filibuster on the issue. Congress may simply give a yes or no vote.
“This group is setting a precedent,” Duff said. Congress changed the rules mid-term on how it runs things, and the rules are unconstitutional. He encouraged listeners by holding up a Bible and reminding them that “the last chapter says we win. Be not afraid.”
The Meigs County Tea Party meets at 7:30 the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mulberry Community Center in Pomeroy.