As a former Mayor I understand that the government closest to the people governs best. As a freshman state legislator, I was awarded the "Defender of Home Rule" award by the Florida League of Cities. I believe strongly that Congress must adhere to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution and I will stand up for state's rights just like I stood up for home rule.
We should eliminate the following Departments and return these functions to the states:
* Department of Education
* Department of Energy
* Department of Interior
* Department of Commerce
* Housing and Urban Development
* Environmental Protection Agency