The 10th amendment to the Constitution states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
The federal government is taking more power from the states and putting more burdens on the Arkansas taxpayer. One example of this is if the current healthcare legislation gets passed, Arkansas will have to come up with an estimated $200-$300 million dollars for the increased costs of Medicaid. There are many more examples of this. I will work with other legislators to fight this increased burden and to defend our rights given to us by the Constitution.
Last session a resolution (HCR1011) affirming the sovereignty of the State Of Arkansas was killed in a House Committee. I will work to bring that or a similar resolution up again.
I will also support the Freedom of Choice in Health Care for all Arkansans Act currently filed. This bill would keep Arkansans from being forced to participate in a health care system. Over 30 other states have similar legislation pending.