Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has been busy promoting the “Declaration of Health Care Independence,” which he helped formulate with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). And King says there are some clear physical similarities between this document and its namesake, the original Declaration of Independence.
“It’s actually set up on parchment paper in Old-English longhand writing script,” King told Radio Iowa. “It actually looks like the Declaration (of Independence) and it says a lot of things like the Declaration.”
This new “Declaration” is a political manifesto against Democratic health care proposals, which borrows language and turns of phrase from America’s two key founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It does not set out any detailed health care program of its own, but rather accuses Democrats of violating liberty and the principles of the Constitution. It has been publicly promoted by Bachmann, King and other members of the House GOP, and so far has picked up 88 signatures within the caucus.