JACKSON, Miss.--The State of the State address is this evening at 5 and will be delivered during a joint session of the House and Senate. Gov. Bryant will speak from inside the capitol this year. Last year the address was delivered on the capitol steps in front of an audience of the public.
While Bryant did not specifically say what he would talk about during his speech, in an interview Monday he did say some of the things that are on his mond. One of those is state's rights.
"The people are the sovereign and government is the servant in this great republic of ours," he said, reflecting on the Second Amendment rally held Saturday. Bryant has been defiant as the Obama administration postures for strict gun control legislation and executive orders lim iting ammo and types of guns that can be owned.
He said that a new attitude among some younger politicians seems to be that whatever the federal government says, goes.
"We need to talk about the rights that we have as states and the rights we have as individuals and remind people that even the Supreme Court once ruled that human beings are property in the Dred-Scott decision, so they have been wrong."
Bryant is also likely to touch on education and the expansion of entitlements, which he and others see as a threat to most other state-funded programs in Mississippi.