Governor Herbert on State Powers and Healthcare
The Honorable Gary Herbert of Utah spoke at the Heritage Foundation this afternoon on healthcare, entitlement reform (including the issue with Medicaid I mention in my previous post
), and the fight of the states against the growing powers, mandates, and intrusions of the federal government. Here is the video
, just under an hour long. He's very thoughtful of federalism in his approach to governing and addressing the nation's problems; from his State of the State
address-- "If we as a state fail to vigorously fight to protect and defend our rights under the Constitution, those rights will invariably be seized and usurped by the federal government. I remind Washington, we are a state, not a colony."
5:59 PM / February 10, 2011