1789 Blog and Opinion: Top Picks
Leadership in Action
The 1789 Project commends Florida Governor Rick Scott for Leadership in Action, recognizing him for putting the Sunshine State on a fiscally sound path. Governor Scott’s choices reflect a willingness to forgo perks that carry long term negative consequences.
He and his conservative team, Florida leaders like U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and State Senate President Mike Haridopolos, are taking a less government and more freedom strategy seriously. Seriously enough to “Just say no” to a $2.4 billion high speed rail carrot that they believe the state can’t afford. Governor Scott’s Facebook page shared three good reasons.
The 1789 Project hopes many individuals and leaders who are facing tough fiscal challenges will see the critical need to make wise reality-based decisions. This Leadership in Action is a model for a mom or dad thinking about a discretionary purchase, for the Obama administration and Congress as they sort out national spending/debt predicaments, and for everyone in between.
Justice Roy Moore
Justice Roy Moore, known as Alabama’s “Ten Commandments Judge,” is still working to advance core Constitutional principles. The 1789 Project is pleased to announce Justice Moore as the winner of this weeks “Constitutionally Correct Award” for his statement made while accompanying Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) in Iowa.
“I think the people of Iowa are…awakening, like a lot of people in the country, quite frankly. People are waking up to their rights under the Constitution …The people of Iowa seem to be waking up to it and doing something about it, and I’m glad to participate in it.”
The “Constitutionally Incorrect” Award
“…the department has declined to defend a statute in cases, like this one, where the President has concluded that the statute is unconstitutional.”