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Monday's Letter to the editor

OPINION April 26, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

RPGC supports Sovereignty Act

Dear editor:

The Republican Party of Garland County urges all members of the state Legislature to override the veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson of the Arkansas Sovereignty Act of 2021.

The RPGC urges all Republican County Committees in the state of Arkansas to support the veto override and ask their local members of the Arkansas state Legislature to vote in support of the override of Gov. Hutchinson's veto.

The RPGC believes the act is necessary because of unconstitutional issues being passed by the U.S. House and Senate that usurp the powers of the state of Arkansas violate the constitutional right of all residents of Arkansas. The House has already passed a bill to make the District of Columbia a state, which is a clear violation of the Constitution, and its members want to increase the number of members of the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a liberal-controlled court and deny all states the rights to operate elections.

There is already discussion in Washington to further erode or violate the Second Amendment, the right of people to keep and bear arms, and other rights of citizens protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The Arkansas Sovereignty Act of 2021 forbids any public official and law enforcement officers from enforcing or assisting federal agents in enforcement of any federal laws that are unconstitutional, including any infringements of the Second Amendment. It specifically set out fines for anyone who violates the Sovereignty Act.

Some have said that law enforcement must enforce federal laws, but the RPGC believes that argument is flawed because law enforcement in Arkansas do not enforce law pertaining to the sale and possession of medicinal marijuana. It is a violation of federal narcotics laws to sell and possess marijuana in the country.

The Arkansas Sovereignty Act also protects all residents of Arkansas from federal laws that violate their rights to keep and bear arms, peaceful assembly, freedom of speech, rights to worship, and other constitutionally protected rights.

Jim Keary

The Republican Party

of Garland County

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