And this was just her first week in office! I can sense fellow conservative activists letting out their breath regarding the new governor. And quietly exhaling a “wow!” along with it. Sanders replaced term-limited Asa Hutchinson whose moderation produced frustration among a growing number of strong conservatives streaming into established and newly-formed Republican county committees in recent years. The last Southern state to turn red, Arkansas has recently seen the GOP sweeping what are termed the constitutional offices of the state — executive positions of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, land commissioner, state auditor and state treasurer — for the first time since Reconstruction. Republicans also recently built a supermajority in the legislature, which has resulted in substantial conservative legislation, including enactments causing Arkansas to be recognized as the most pro-life state. Many of us see a hopeful future at the state level, and recent events in Virginia, South Dakota, Texas and especially Florida may be providing direction toward restoration of government of, by and for the people with less entanglement with the morass that is Washington, D.C. We in Arkansas hopefully will soon be joining those other states in demonstrating how our republic should operate. And here’s hoping more states will soon be following and, in their own ways, taking leadership. After all, are we not the United States of America? This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
As long as I am your governor, the meddling hand of big government creeping down from Washington DC will be stopped cold at the Mississippi River.— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) January 17, 2023