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Iraq Vet Continues Battle
Against Obamacare

American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 5/5/2014 6:57:35 AM

A year ago I compared decorated veteran Matt Sissel to Horatius, a Roman soldier said to have single-handedly defended a bridgehead against an invasion force intent on imposing a tyrannical regime on the free republic. Sissel is the plaintiff in a constitutional challenge to Obamacare due to be heard this Thursday by the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals. And, as the Horatius analogy suggests, he may be the last man standing between us and the legions of Beltway politicians who wish to subject us to the soft despotism of the bureaucratic state.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 5/5/2014 7:33:05 AM     (No. 9836659)

I wonder if Matt Sissel has been audited?

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