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March 28, 2013

SMITH: Advancing a state initiative to fight federal overreach

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We are at a unique moment in the history of our country. Millions of Americans agree that our government is operating far beyond its intended scope. Most Americans also believe Washington is broken, and that Congress is either unable or unwilling to control and reform itself. The answer to curbing federal overreach is not going to come from the top down. Change must be fueled by the people and states whose rights are being trampled.

Indiana has established a legacy of responsible governance in recent years, and we are asking our fellow states to follow our lead now. It is time to take back our freedom and our constitutional rights. But it must be done in a legal and constitutionally sound manner. This is the way to do it.

 

— Jim Smith, R-Charlestown, is an Indiana state senator. Reach him by visiting www.in.gov/s45/ or by calling 800-382-9467.

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