5/20/2010 11:32 AM
At today's health care luncheon, Texas Public Policy Foundation President Brooke Rollins announced the formation of the Foundation's Center for Tenth Amendment Studies. Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and former Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister have agreed to serve as senior fellows with TPPF. In announcing the center, Rollins quoted former President Ronald Reagan, "The federal government did not create the states. The states created the federal government." The center will look at the relationship between the state and federal government and what the state can do to preserve freedom and liberty.
"Texas has shown that it can meet the needs of its citizens without the support or interference of the federal government.," Rollins said. "Now it is time to address the more fundamental question of how we can protect our freedoms and roll back the encroachments of an increasingly voracious national government."