In this week's "Three Questions With the Mayor," Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks provides an update on the latest city news and discusses the Second Amendment.
Dacula Patch: What's new in Dacula this week?
Mayor Wilbanks: More soaking rains are coming, and perhaps we will see higher than normal winds today (Monday). Since the ground is already saturated, be aware that we may see some tree damage this week. If you are out and about, be aware of your surroundings, and be especially wary of falling debris from the trees above and around you.
Dacula Patch: What is something Dacula residents need to know this week?
Mayor Wilbanks: Rep. Paul Broun’s staffers will be at Dacula City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon to assist the Congressman’s constituents with federal issues. If you have such issues, please come by City Hall on Wednesday.
Dacula Patch: Rep. Paul Broun visited Dacula last week and discussed a number of topics during his town hall meeting. Of the issues Broun discussed, which did you find most interesting and why?
Mayor Wilbanks: I found Rep. Broun’s stand on the Second Amendment interesting. Rep. Broun indicates that he is an original intent constitutionalist. I take that to mean that he studies the times, intent, and other writings (generally the Federalist papers) of the framers and takes that interpretation into account when determining if a current issue or proposed new law meets the test of constitutionally. This stand is generally one that I support. I, personally, believe that the Constitution means what it says and says what it means. I believe that all elected officials in the United States swear to uphold and defend the Constitution in the various oaths on taking office. I take that very seriously, and Rep. Broun says he does too. “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” I’d say that is pretty clear. The founding fathers intended that no federal law should be enacted that would limit the right of people to keep and bear arms. In my opinion, no federal law, executive order, or court decision that does not stand on the foundation stone of the Constitution can be legal in the United States. If we build our house on the shifting sands of popular culture rather than the foundation stone of the Constitution, collapse is sure.
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