I understand that legislators legislate; that’s what they do. Furthermore, when a crisis occurs, no government official at any level can afford to appear unconcerned. But when an old law, already on the books, actually handles the problem just fine, why write a new one? It is never a benefit to the people, to be writing laws, just to be writing laws.
Things, I think, would be better if Congress followed the old axiom of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It almost seems that it would be a good idea to put a cap on the number of laws; meaning that before one can write a new law, one must first eliminate an old law.
For the most part, those who live in a rural setting don’t want anyone telling them what color they may paint their front door or whether they may have a rebuild-project-vehicle in their driveway. In contrast, those that live in more populated areas lean toward protecting their property value from the prospect of a “sloppy” neighbor.
This results in a citizenry that has become predisposed to what would be considered a barrage of restrictive regulations by their rural counterparts. This conditioning tends to make the loss of more significant liberties easier to accept.
Even with the certain population increases ahead, this trend needs to be stopped and hope-fully reversed.
Have we decided that being taken care of is of more importance than liberty? Do we really want one level of government or another to be making our personal decisions for us at every step along the way? I hope not.
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Politicians on the left want Republicans to give up their core beliefs and side with them on many issues concerning our government. When that happens, the people will suffer because the left has had a huge break with the truth for many years. Core beliefs must be founded on truth, and must not be compromises.
IT’S TAX MONEY
All this money talked about in the article comes from taxpayers, either directly, or in the form of inflation, when the federal government increases the money supply and goods and services don’t follow suit.
A little review of German history from the 1920’s informs one of the results of hyperinflation, which results when the central government prints money willy-nilly.
Federal government policies are taking us toward that.
David E. Pierson