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Sacrificing Principle on the Altar of Self-Interest

April 7, 2014

The United States is a Constitutional Republic: leaders represent the people in accordance with the Constitution, which limits governments’ authority through the separation of powers. “We the People” are in charge. As Thomas Jefferson noted: “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”[...Read More]

Senate Bill 1316 and House Bills 1738 and 1460

April 7, 2014

Senate Education Committee Meeting - April 8, 2014[...Read More]

Putting Students and Parents First

March 25, 2014

I recently read an article that issued a “loud call for work on taxes; school funding.” I hope this effort includes listening carefully to students and parents.[...Read More]

House Bill 974

March 17, 2014

Senate Education Committee - March 18, 2014[...Read More]

Senate Bill 1281

March 11, 2014

Senate Education Committee - March 12, 2014[...Read More]

Picking and Choosing Rights

March 5, 2014

Sometimes when I cite the Constitution, people often say: “times have changed; we need to change with them.” This is the theory of a ‘living Constitution,’ it does not need to be amended, just interpreted to fit modern-day.[...Read More]