by Arkansas State Representative Jon Hubbard, (R-75)
Please correct me if I am wrong, but as a first time Legislator, I am very disappointed to see you resort to “strong arm” tactics to basically kill Senator Bledsoe’s SB 113. It appears that you have “encouraged?” a “hostile” amendment to be added to this bill by a newly elected Democrat Representative, an amendment which you knew would be declared unconstitutional according to Amendment 68 of the AR State Constitution. If you are so afraid that the people of this state might really want this Bill passed into law that you are willing to do anything to stop it, then how can you even think of yourself as a “Servant of the People”? Governor, you are a much better person and leader than to resort to something such as this, and I truly hope you will re-examine your reasons for holding this office.
I am not by any means a “career politician”, nor do I have any intentions to become such. I ran for the State Legislature to do what my constituents wanted me to do, and trying to use less than honorable tactics to kill a good bill that goes against an unconstitutional law proposed by a constitutionally unqualified Presidential pretender is most certainly not something my constituents would want me to do! In the best interest of the good people of the State of Arkansas, I urge you to reconsider your obvious opposition to SB 113, and to the several of the other good bills submitted by conservative Legislators so far during this session that were not allowed to reach the floor for a vote.
I understand that this is your final term as Governor, and that you would like to see your remaining time in office be as peaceful as possible. However, there are things that need to be done which stagnant leadership simply cannot and will not accomplish! The people of this state sent all of us a very clear and definite message on November 2nd, and that message shouted that they DO NOT want Obamacare forced upon us, and you have done absolutely nothing to support your fellow Arkansans to prevent this unconstitutional law from being implemented in our state. Contrary to what you might think, the Republican Members of both the House and the Senate desperately want to work with you to protect our state from an over-reaching and out of control Federal Government, and all we are asking is that you stop blocking good bills from reaching the floor of the respective Legislative bodies, where they can be voted on by the Members of this Legislature. I appreciate you taking time to read this email, and I am available to visit with you at your convenience.
Representative Jon Hubbard