The new legislative session is in full swing. Changes are flowing despite very vocal concerns of constituents. Our rights as parents, business owners, and citizens are being tested and eroded. It is hard to watch, and we cannot sit idly by. I implore everyone to make your voices heard.
State mandated school curriculum ignores our constitution and the power which is invested in the Board of Education. Decisions about students which should involve local control and parent input is no longer the valued norm. Sex Education should involve parents and families, not special interest groups. School choice has been important to our community and charter schools have controlled their curriculum up until now. Local control and choice give our community value. This allows us to be individuals.
The popular vote is another constitutional overreach. At the very least, a change like this should require a vote of the citizens involved. Instead, Democrats have chosen to push their agenda without regard for the balance of the community.
The Red Flag Law is not the same legislation that was rejected last session. It has changed and not for the better. This legislation requires the defendant to prove his/her innocence. This goes against the grain of our entire legal system. We need to take a more assertive stance on providing better mental health care rather than opening up vulnerabilities where anger and revenge target our family and friends. Why not look at lengthening the “mandatory hold” time to start?
Are we being represented or are we being overrun? I am running for HD27 in 2020. I hope I can count on your support.