Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I will either support or author a bill to eliminate the Federal Department of Education. Washington does not know what is best for Oklahoma students; Oklahomans know what is best for their students.

The Constitution does not establish a right to Education guaranteed by the Federal Government. However, the Tenth Amendment reserves to the States those powers not delegated to the Federal Government. The individual States then may choose on their own to fund education programs if their citizens demand it of them. States should use issues like this one to create a market of Sovereigns from which citizens may choose the best for them. Some states will lean towards free market solutions, others will rely upon socialist solutions, and the people can choose which ones are best by where they choose to live.


RJ Harris
Norman, OK
Oklahoma Fourth District
Constitutional Conservative Republican

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