Mississippi GOP shoots down plan to protect Bill of Rights

Republican leadership in the Mississippi legislature smacked down a group of conservative lawmakers who wanted to introduce a resolution to make the Magnolia State a sanctuary for the Bill of Rights.

The Mississippi Freedom Caucus said the time had “come for those of us who value freedom and liberty to take a stand.”

“The first ten amendments to our constitution are vitally important to our liberty and freedom. Our country is unique to any country because we actively pursue freedom of speech, religion, and of the press, and we ensure the right of every citizen to defend and protect their life by securing their right to keep and bear arms,” the conservative caucus said in a statement. “This declaration will tell the world that we will always defend our God-given rights.”

State Rep. Steve Hopkins, a Republican who is also a member of the Mississippi Freedom Caucus, told radio station KWAM that Republican leaders told them to stand down.

“You’ve got those who take a stand and you’ve got those that just want to fly under the radar and keep getting elected,” Hopkins told KWAM. “What we need is people all over the country to grow a backbone, take a stand and say we are not going to comply with unconstitutional orders.”

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