by Clay Herrmann
Garland County Sheriff Michael J. McCormick was guest speaker at the July 2, 2015 Garland County Republican Party meeting. He reported on his stewardship of the office thus far. Topics addressed included new School Resource Officers, recent burglary arrests, a new Internal Affairs program, increased county patrols, and the new county detention facility.
Representative Bruce Cozart read a resolution from the Republican Caucus of the State Legislature regarding marriage, denouncing the recent 5-4 Supreme Court Decision on same-sex marriage, and affirming the God-ordained institution of marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman.
Representative Laurie Rushing reported that the Arkansas Attorney General has issued a statement that as of July 22nd the recent City of Hot Springs ordinance regarding sexual orientation is unenforceable.
Garland County Republican Chairman Matt McKee called attention to a question many are contemplating: Do elected officials give up their First Amendment rights when they assume office?
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