Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Opening Address at the 2016 Annual Western Chapters Conference 1-30-2016
Summary: James Madison wrote that our system of federalism provides “a double security…to the rights of the people.” In other words, the 50 states serve as shields for individual rights that the federal government fails to protect. States can harness these tools to protect important rights. The intro will set the stage for the day’s theme, building on the Founders’ concept of federalism, tying it to Reagan’s ascendancy and the framework of the Reagan Revolution, and touching on the concepts of states’ powers. -- This address was part of the 2016 Annual Western Chapters Conference at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA on January 30, 2016. -- Featuring: Hon. Scott Pruitt, Attorney General, Oklahoma. Introduction: Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society.