Protecting our Constitutional Rights

I am a strong believer in the Founding Principles of our Great Country. Concepts like Checks and Balances, the Bill of Rights, and a government of the People have allowed this great social experiment to become the greatest nation in the world. But somewhere along the way, we allowed the Government to grow to the point that it would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers. We have eroded the Bill of Rights. We have forgotten that the government is for We the People. I intend to be a constant reminder in the Georgia General Assembly of our responsibility to push back on threats to our Constitutional rights whether those threats are from the Federal Government or the State Government.

"We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the New, in another shape that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to the views of political institutions of a different form?"

James Madison

I will be an avid supporter of Georgian’s freedom of speech. I will protect Georgian’s second amendment rights because 2A restrictions disproportionally disadvantage women, minorities, and lower-income families. The second amendment is about equality and giving everyone an equal ability to defend themselves.  

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

2nd Amendment, US Constitution

I will defend the right of Georgia citizens to make medical decisions for themselves. Medical choices should be made by individuals with input from their doctors, their clergy, their family, and other trusted advisors. But the ultimate decision should always belong to the individual. I will not support requiring a medical treatment by government mandate or as a condition of employment.   

I will assert Georgia’s rights under the 10th Amendment which enumerates that all powers not delegated to the Federal Government are reserved to the States. I will challenge the Federal influence over state policy and advocate that we assert our rights in defiance of Federal Mandates that are not in the best interest of Georgians.