Twelve MT Lawmakers Call for Rounding Up and Arresting Federal Officials

by Cowgirl

Twelve Montana lawmakers are backing a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Montana. The state legislators voiced their support for such a scheme in a survey from Ron Paul’s “Campaign for Liberty” TEA Party, on which they indicated they will either vote for or sponsor such a bill.

And what a group of legislators they are. Gordon Vance, Nancy Ballance, Cary Smith, David Howard, Kerry White, Sarah Lazloffy, Nicholas Schwaderer, Daniel Zolnikov,  Jerry O’Neil, Art Wittich and Mike Miller are all on record backing legislation to declare the Affordable Care Act illegal and to allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Montana.

These TEA partiers also say they support a nonsensical and unconstitutional dogma called “nullification” that holds that states can ignore the federal health care law–and other federal laws–if they choose. Two sitting lawmakers, Rep. Jerry O’Neil (RTEA-Columbia Falls) and Rep. David Howard (RTEA-Park City), both known imbeciles, were foolish enough to admit they would actually sponsor such legislation.

David Howard

Rep. David Howard has called for a new, modern-day Civil War and dedicated his entire Facebook page to racist, bigoted, bizarre and anti-gay posts. Republicans elected him Chair of the House Human Services Committee of the Montana Legislature.  He is running this year for a four-year term in the Montana state senate.

As Time Magazine reported in 2011 after TEA Party poster boy and perennial candidate Derek Skees began pushing the concept of nullification in the 2011 Bat Crap Crazy Montana legislature,

[N]ullification also has a controversial history. It was invoked by South Carolina lawmakers seething over tariff laws in the antebellum South, and again during the civil-rights era, when states opposed to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 used the idea of interposition, nullification’s kissing cousin, as a mechanism to resist integration.

Out of over 200 candidates and legislators running for office this year, 34 loons answered the Campaign for Liberty questionnaire, as you can see here. Besides the twelve sitting legislators who back the arrest and nullification bill, an additional 18 candidates for the Montana state house committed to support it. Meanwhile six candidates went on record saying they will sponsor the legislation. Only four legislative candidates refused to answer or admitted they oppose the manhunts for federal health care officials.

Rep. Kerry White (RTEA-Bozeman) says he had hoped to join Cliven Bundy in his armed stand-of public employees in Nevada.

Rep. Kerry White (RTEA-Bozeman) says he had hoped to join Cliven Bundy in his armed stand-off against public employees in Nevada.

Every single one of these legislators and candidates should now be asked for specific explanations of why they support arresting anyone for implementing federal laws.

After all, the list of those up for arrest would be rather large.  All of the state’s navigators and certified application counselors are actually federal officials who have been given grants paid with federal dollars to sign people up for the Affordable Care Act. The biggest chunk of these officials are community health center, tribal clinic, and hospital employees. Additionally there are hundreds of insurance agents who were were certified to offer Affordable Care Act policies through the exchange using official federal funds and resources, and there are hundreds more state public employees whose work to implement the federal health care law is paid for with federal funds and required under federal statute.

Jerry O'Neil

Rep. Jerry O’Neil, RTEA- Columbia Falls says public beatings will save taxpayer money.

As of this posting, the legislators have not said whether the penalty for these hospital and health care workers would be jail time and fines or “humane whippings,” as Rep. Jerry O’Neil as previously proposed.



15 Comments on "Twelve MT Lawmakers Call for Rounding Up and Arresting Federal Officials"

  1. Cowgirl, I know that you told me to play nice, but allow me one more offensive comment. Please. Just one. WHERE THE FUCK IS OUR SUPPOSED PRESS on this shit?! Come ON, Ecke! Quit pretending to be an editor! Hell, I’ve met junior HIGH school newspaper editors with a HUNDRED times the nuts that you have! Jesus, dude! Do you suffer from chrytorchidism?!! Jus’ wondering.

    It’s time for the press in Montana to do their fucking JOBS! This shit has gone far enough! These inbreds like wittich need to called OUT for what they are, cowardly little girlie men nazzis! Why is no one in the press doing it? Come ON, Adams! How can you look at yourself in the MIRROR, mr. Wisconsin transplant reporter! Is THAT why you came to Montana? To suckle from the wittich titwitch? Jesus, dude. You’d better go back. I fear for you sanity sucking off’n the wittich titich!

  2. Zortman redux! Thanks, evil Kochk brothers!

    And to Dave Skinner who asked me why I don’t run. Well, Dave, my ENTIRE platform would be to get the Kockh brothers on a lie detector and ask them just one question. WHAT did your daddy know about the Kennedy assassination before it happened???? (bush crime family too!)

    End of story. You see, the kockh daddy was right in there, as was the bush crime family, and his evil offspring KNOW it! And our country was stolen from us by these dirty bassturds who killed our beloved President Kennedy. I think that we should know the truth before these dirty bassturds die off! Is that really asking too much???! I think not.

  3. Sure, arrest the feds! Maybe arrest them for handing out checks to farmers that are on the public dole in the form of subsidies, arrest the pilots of the B-1 Bombers that occasionally fly out of the Dakotas over eastern Montana, or arrest the feds that are in charge of the nukes (they did cheat on their exams ya know), etc. When will Montanans grow up and realize that the bat crazy assholes should be thrown out of office before damage to the state cannot be undone. We are the laughing stock of the nation.
    Cary Smith is my “elected” legislator and I hope to catch his ass trespassing on my property with more of his bullshit ideas.

  4. All ‘Whack Jobs’ and I wonder if any of them veterans. What’s next, SEIZE Malmstrom and the missiles
    and threaten to nuke the ‘takers’ in our cities? This behavior is insane and if they HATE the feds I say
    this group of misfits NULLIFY their federal benefits for their ENTIRE families, so grandma, auntie don’t
    get anymore Medicare, Medicaid (yes, there ARE teabaggers ‘mooching’ on that) and they can go
    out in the woods, pick berries or just die……that’s the Tea Party health plan.

  5. That list also include ‘teabaggers’ Pinocci (who blasted out incumbent Hagan) and Cleve Loney who
    want to take their ‘Civil War’ agenda to Helena.

  6. Grandma Jeannie | August 7, 2014 9:25 AM at 9:25 AM |

    I’m embarrassed that anyone would find out that this is the caliber of intellect making Montana laws! A new low, this. I suppose we are in for another stretch of ridicule from the national media…

  7. Grandma Jeannie | August 7, 2014 9:27 AM at 9:27 AM |

    Pinocci and of course the Montana Family Foundation’s lobbyist Debra Lamb!

  8. For anyone hoping that Democratic Party staffers are going to knock on your door and ask you to run, time for a reality check. That’s not how this works people. You’ll have to campaign by calling everyone of these central committee members, meeting as many of then as possible, and securing their vote. No one is going to hand you this candidacy on a silver platter and if you think otherwise you are definitely unfit for any office. Dave Wanzenried is perhaps the only one who gets this. I for one am tired of hearing about embarrassing calls from naive democrats wondering what they should do “if asked” to run. Please get a clue. Stewart is not my real name.

  9. John Small Berries | August 7, 2014 11:54 AM at 11:54 AM |

    Twelve Montana lawmakers are backing a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Montana.

    Hey, is there any chance you could link to the full text of this bill, or at the very least give its bill number? The only thing that I’ve been able to find on the Montana legislative website that seems even remotely relevant is an unintroduced bill from 2012 (LC1047) marked “Draft died in process” as of 4/24/2013.

    Or did you mean to write that they would back such a bill if it were introduced, based on their answers to that questionnaire?

    • The next Montana Legislature does not meet again until January 2015, so it is too early for specific bills to be introduced or even drafted. At this point, these lawmakers have committed to backing or sponsoring such a bill.

  10. Hmm. I see Cowgirl is not the place for breaking bad news for D E M O C R A T S.

    I think I’m gonna enjoy a cigar and a whiskey tonight.

  11. Some super good comments.
    This is just a remark.
    Some teeparty people been
    Trying to take over Ravalli County
    Sheriff Department for long time.
    And with a coalition
    Have taken over other Departments
    Its Republican caucus coalition system
    That IMO enables teeparty to become tea party
    So please no sympathy or finger pointing
    Just look at context,
    One party dominance plus caucus system,
    Positions tea party close to big money sources.
    And follow the money!
    Money decent people would refuse!!!
    Sorry this got long!
    Whats the context where you live?

  12. I didn’t think it would take this long for Nicholas Schwaderer to go Nutsville, but he still succumbed anyway.

    The rest are usual Art Wittich subjects of the Bubble realm.

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