ST. GEORGE – The City of St. George held a town meeting for Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in the city council chambers Thursday evening.
The senator fielded questions from a standing room only crowd spanning topics from drilling for oil and energy production in the United States to the budget deficit crisis and health care reform.
Consistent in his message was his contention that returning to constitutional principles at the federal level of government is a necessity.
Lee said that a constant in Congress is change; that is, it changes every two years by virtue of how it is set up to have elections.
“The only way to bind one congress to the next is through a constitutional amendment,” Lee said.
He spoke of the need to support his sponsored legislation to rein congress back into constitutionally mandated powers and remove bureaucratic legislative powers.
Lee referred on more than one occasion to his belief that the problems America faces today are neither Republican nor Democrat in nature, but rather American. He stressed that bipartisanship was needed on both sides of the aisle to solve America’s growing debt crisis.
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