Skip to comments.Washington Can't Work (power back to the states)
Posted on 12/28/2016 3:26:46 AM PST by RoosterRedux
President Trump and the Republican Congress are going to do a lot and will likely act quickly and decisively to help the economy become strong, make the borders secure and the immigration laws effective, protect us from terrorists and rogue nations, and improve our education system.
It is vitally important, however, to grasp at the outset that Washington cannot work. Federal solutions always fail. The best thing federal politicians can do is to get Washington out of the lives of ordinary Americans, their businesses, and their communities.
This must happen fast, because Washington is crawling with folks who will work nonstop to pander the egos of federal politicians and to tell them they, through the wise use of federal power, can solve problems. Their whole careers, indeed their whole lives, are wrapped up in this foolish and destructive belief.
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Name one successful central government. They all revert to cronies in power while the working stiffs pay for their luxurious life-style.
Hopefully, Donald Trump will begin to strip away much of the Marxist crapola that the idiot obama, the democrats, and the business-as-usual inside-the-beltway big-government republicans have imposed on the US.
We can only hope that 52 republican senators will march in lock step behind this newly elected president and enact the much needed reforms to make America great again. I’m sure he will get the backing from the house, but the senate is always going to be a problem.
Reassign 50% of all federal workers to be border guards. Just don’t hand them a rifle.
That's their exact purpose. They don't revert, it's not a byproduct or side effect. It's the intended goal disguised as public service.
1. "give power back to the states" is fine, except where it is the Federal government's Constitutional duty that cannot be feathered away. EXAMPLE: Trump is talking about a national reciprocity law for gun owners; many states have unconstitutional gun laws (California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, etc). Also, National Defense cannot be ceded back to the states. Read the history of the Civil War - the Confederates could not even get their logistics together because each state would not recognize any "central authority", and Gen Robert E. Lee almost resigned because of it.
2. Before President Trump goes down the rabbit trail of trying to dissemble the Federal behemoth, is it too much to ask for him to do something like repeal ObamaCare, indict the Clintons and Obama, and appoint a Supreme Court Justice first? If he cannot succeed at those smaller tasks, then he cannot accomplish all the wish list items in this author's piece.
I suspect they WON'T repeal ObamaCare, for example! They will dither, and pretend to repeal it, and then give us some garbage about a "phased in approach over 2 years" or something.
“Washington can’t work, and the first politicians who figure that out and do something about it...”
In the meantime, they should report to federal prison.
America’s Most Wanted.
It would sure help if Senators were appointed by the States rather than popularly elected. That was a very unfortunate constitutional amendment.
Start with an amendment that states that senators and Congressmen must stay in their districts continually while congress is in session and do the business of government via electronic means. No parties, golf games or back door shenanigans. Make it difficult for those who would buy off our elected officials As they are spread through 50 (57?) states.
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
We need to devolve as much power on states, localities, and individuals as we can.
I’ll add to that:
No “closed door” meetings about anything unless it pertains to National Security. Make damn near everything public.
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