By Tia Lynn Ivey
Georgia State Attorney General Christopher Carr spoke at Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting at the Chophouse in Madison. Carr, who was appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, gave attendees an update on the current goals of the Attorney General’s Office.
According to Carr, on a national level, he is committed to defending the U.S. Constitution and opposes any legislation that oversteps the role of the federal government.
“Our office represents the executive branch of government,” said Carr. “We believe in the constitutionality of this president, and any president, to direct the executive branch of government.”
According to Carr, The Attorney General’s Office is focused on addressing three main issues at the state level: human trafficking, substance abuse and elderly abuse. Carr believes in a three-prong solution to these problems: prosecution, education, and rehabilitation.
“These things are happening all over Georgia and we have to face it and end it,” said Carr. “I believe we have an obligation to defend those who cannot defend themselves.”
Carr encouraged the Rotary Club to be active participants in address things problems.
“You know, judges do the best they can, law enforcement does the best they can, but when the community gets involved, that’s when we really start to make a difference,” said Carr.
Carr also pledged to protect consumers and local businesses as attorney general. “We are the mediator between local governments and the private sector when issues arise between them,” said Carr. “We don’t see business as the enemy, but we recognize the power of business and industry and want to partner with them. At the same time, we work to ensure that consumers are protected from fraud as well.”
Carr praised the State of Georgia as one of the best places to live in country and reaffirmed his commitment to making it better, fairer, and safer for all.
“There is a lot that is going on right now. This is a special place to live right and we want to be a part of that—to create a reliable, legal regulatory environment. And I am proud to be a part of this and proud to be serving as attorney general,” said Carr.