County Leader Says U.S. Constitution is Under Attack
County Commissioner Jack Mariano says it’s time for Pasco to take a stand in support of the United States Constitution.
Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano wants to make one thing clear: He supports the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights as written.
And, he wants his fellow commissioners to make the same pledge.
That’s why Mariano intends to ask the entire Pasco County Commission to approve a resolution in support of the Constitution during the board’s Tuesday, March 19, meeting.
Mariano said the idea for the resolution evolved over the course of the board’s past few meetings as discussion about closing the gun show loophole was addressed. While the county has since put on hold a formal discussion about making it illegal for gun show attendees to purchase weapons without a background check, concern about the “chipping away” of the 2nd Amendment weighed on Mariano’s mind, he said.
Recently, Mariano suggested the board declare its support for the amendment that gives Americans the right to bear arms. Other commissioners, he said, suggested a declaration in support of the entire Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“We support the Constitution as written,” he said.
When asked if he felt the Constitution is under attack, he responded: “Absolutely, I do.”
Among other things, “the 2nd Amendment has been chipped away,” he said.
The Commission meets March 19 at 10 a.m. at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, in New Port Richey. Other items on the agenda include potential new staff members for Animal Services and proposed renovations at the county’s Emergency Operations Center.
What do you think, New Port Richey? Do you support the U.S. Constitution as written or is it time to reconsider the document? Share your thoughts in the comments section.