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Issue Position: Federalism

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Maintaining the Constitutionally prescribed limits on Federal and State authority is crucial to preserving our liberty. Recent actions by the Federal Government (such as the health care bill) have undermined State authority. We must oppose and when necessary, go to court to preserve our freedoms.

During my first term, I and many other conservatives were instrumental in blocking HB 476 (Georgia Healthcare Exchange Bill). This legislation was the center piece for the federal healthcare law, but after working with other legislators and activists this legislation thankfully did not become law.

I also support measures that are necessary in bolstering state sovereignty, up holding the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and strengthening the state's position at the national table to protect the interests of the State of Georgia. As a strong Tenth Amendment advocate, I believe states can strengthen their position at the national table so each state's voice is heard when federal legislation undermines the liberties of Georgia's citizens.


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