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One would hope this one would get tossed in the frivolous bin.

In what he dubbed the crowning achievement of his life's work, Nevada Independent American Party attorney general candidate Joel Hansen  filed last week what he said is the most comprehensive lawsuit against the health care law signed by President Barack Obama earlier this year.... Hansen's suit alleges the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violates a plethora of amendments: the First, the Third through Fifth, the Ninth, 10th and 13th.

For those keeping track at home, those are the amendments that, respectively: regulate freedom of religion, the press assembly and petition; ban the forced quartering of soldiers; prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures; guarantee due process, ban double jeopardy and set rules for eminent domain; ensures fundamental rights; limit the power of the federal government; and abolish slavery.

His Third and 13th arguments are particularly creative. He says the law creates involuntary servitude: "Peonage - the coercing an individual to work off a debt by threat of legal sanction," and uses Bible passages in his suit "as if they are legal statutes." Orly Taitz, you've got competition.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 12:50 PM PDT.

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