North Carolina Korean War Memorial ready for first phase

The Mint Hill TimesThe veterans behind the North Carolina Korean War Memorial at the Mint Hill Park on Fairview are ready to place the granite sign. Workers recently prepared the spot where the sign will go and are now waiting for warmer weather so they can pour the concrete. Once that is completed, workers will move on to Phase 2 which will consist of most of the rest of the memorial.

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Myrick: Health insurance mandate represents a loss of freedom

U.S. House Representative Sue Myrick released this video about the recent ruling by a Virginia judge who said the health coverage mandate in the new health care bill is unconstitutional. Other judges have ruled so far that it is constitutional, and the issue seems destined to move on to the Supreme Court.

Myrick argues that the mandate to buy health insurance violates the Interstate Commerce Clause in the Constitution.

Obama said the mandate is necessary because it helps to bring healthy people into the pool of the insured, thus lowering the rates for everyone. Under the Obama plan, if someone doesn’t buy health insurance, either through a private company or through the so-called health care exchanges, then they will be penalized with a tax.

Myrick disagrees.

“It’s wrong that the government now has the power to punish the American people for not purchasing a product, in this case, health insurance,” said Myrick.

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