We Dare Defend Our Rights

January 17, 2013

It is no secret that President Obama, who will be sworn in for a second term next week, and his liberal cronies in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate are pushing a left-leaning agenda that the 2012 election results indicate a vast majority of Alabamians abhor.

Skyrocketing taxes, out-of-control federal spending, unconstitutional gun control and the stifling mandates of Obamacare are already being forced upon us, and with the president unfettered from the worries of reelection, I fear what liberal policies he will attempt to bludgeon us with next.

Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives understand that the rights of Alabamians are under constant threat from Obama's ever-expanding and encroaching federal government, and we are ready to repel these attacks on our fundamental liberties.

For that reason, House Republicans today proposed the "We Dare Defend Our Rights" agenda for the 2013 legislative session, and will prioritize our work to ensure that each of these items become law.   Based upon the official state motto, adopted in 1923 at the suggestion of State Archives Director Marie Bankhead Owen, this agenda is designed to preserve the rights and liberties that Alabama citizens hold dear while also continuing our work to create jobs, improve the economy and cut needless spending and government waste.

Rest assured that our House Republican Caucus will not sit idly by while an out-of-control federal government attempts to run roughshod over our conservative beliefs and values.  Instead, we will fight the good fight, we will stand in the breach, and, yes, we will "Dare Defend Our Rights."