The undisputed brilliance of America’s founding and Constitution lies in the principle of federalism. Justice Anthony Kennedy once wrote that “Federalism was our Nation’s own discovery. The Framers split the atom of sovereignty. It was the genius of their idea that our citizens would have two political capacities, one state and one federal, each protected from incursion by the other.”
Interested Party Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Amended House Bill 347
Amended House Bill 347 takes a positive step in defending the property rights of Ohio citizens, while not impeding law enforcement’s ability to prevent crime, pursue criminals, and secure convictions. The bill adds measured safeguards to asset forfeiture proceedings by requiring a criminal conviction in most cases.
Interested Party Testimony Submitted to the Ohio House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee on House Bill 384
Eventually, we will need to address the perverse economic incentives in the student loan system itself—incentives embedded in virtually all government subsidized sectors. But every journey begins with a first step, and allowing the Auditor of State to look for savings and efficiencies that might help lower the price of Ohio’s higher education is a good one.