Right to Counsel National Consortium Second Annual Meeting – Representative Christy Perry

Right to Counsel National Consortium Second Annual Meeting – Representative Christy Perry


SPEAKER: The Sixth Amendment,
as all amendments, actually, really should be viewed from
a conservative viewpoint. And they should be supported. Conservatives ultimately
believe in limited government. They believe in
individual responsibility, but they also believe
in individual liberty. And individual liberty
clearly lands right here in the Sixth Amendment,
and therefore, it really is up to us to defend
that individual liberty. We also believe in that
limited government. And in the court room or when
a person is actually charged, all of a sudden you
have all the resources of the government against
a lone individual, and oftentimes, many
of them are indigent. And so for those of us
who really believe, even as a conservative
viewpoint, we see that as an unfairness and
unjust in our opinion. And so therefore, even
in Idaho, our discussion was never about should
we be leading here and is this really where
conservatives belong. Absolutely. This was where
conservatives belong. We thought it was really at
that heart of that conversation. We saw a need for improvement. This was not a
rich man/poor man. This is not a Republican
or Democrat fight. This was really
all about what was the right thing between
government and citizens. And so we–

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