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#3670967 - 05/15/14 12:47 PM A MAJOR EPIPHANY on The Federal Governement
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

A growing number of Americans are experiencing a "major epiphany" with the sudden realization of why we need a smaller federal government. The #1 reason is that federal bureaucrats, politicians, and federal agencies are simply not held to the same legal and ethical standards of private citizens and non-federal-government entities.

The more we "grow" BIG GOVERNMENT (at the centralized federal level from Washington, D.C.), the more we grow this corruption, wanton waste, and a national debt that will be paid via our grandchildren having less prosperity, less opportunity to get ahead economically, than had prior generations. Debt is always repaid or suffered, just a question of by whom. Most of this massive debt being created by the federal government in Washington, it will be OUR grandchildren and future generations who will pay for our mistakes, our debts. THIS is national shame.

The foxes of Washington, D.C. are "guarding" all the hen houses in all the 50 States. Should it be any wonder we're losing all our chickens? Or should we say money? Or should we say our freedoms and rights (particularly States' rights) as guaranteed by our Constitution? Never-mind these federal bureaucrats took an Oath of Office to uphold OUR Constitution, yet they arrogantly seem to revel in telling us "they know best", they are smarter than the rest of us, they are wiser than those Founding Fathers, and therefore will only selectively enforce based on which items they like, and/or on which citizens they don't like.

Most recently, we look at what's been happening at the VA and the IRS as prime examples. While our own federal government simply makes excuses for federal agencies and their leaders' corruption, this same federal government would be quick to prosecute similar improprieties of a non-government company CEO or private citizen pulling similar shenanigans.

If the current duties of both the VA and the IRS were being performed by a non-federal-government entity (whether it be a private company, private citizen, or localized government within a state) ------ such shenanigans would be seriously investigated and prosecuted by the federal government. In other words, not only would non-federalized entities operate more efficiently with less waste, but with less corruption, as they are held accountable.

By contrast, federal agencies, federal bureaucrats, and whomever happen to be the political party in Washington's favor ----- a blind eye is cast to BIG GOVERNMENT, allowing the federal government and it's leaders double-standard exception from the moral, the ethical, and legal standards that this same federal government imposes on State & Local Governments, private companies, and private citizens.

Of course, we do need a federal government. We do need some national leadership as a framework for our judicial system, we do need a federal government to protect our borders, defend our country from foreign invaders. But we need them to do these things, first and foremost, not lose sight of the most important role of a centralized federal government. Unfortunately, the more we grow BIG GOVERNMENT the poorer the job performance for the things that matter most. And more foxes in the hen house just means we lose more chickens.

#3670970 - 05/15/14 12:47 PM Re: A MAJOR EPIPHANY on The Federal Governement [Re: Wes Parrish]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

America's Constitution
Small Federal Government
Strong Local And State Governments

The basic idea was to get government as close to the people as possible. The more remote it is from the people, the more dangerous it becomes.

In the words of Thomas Jefferson:

"The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best .... When all government ... shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and wilt become as ... oppressive as the government from which we separated.

"What has destroyed the liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body .... The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many ... It is by dividing and sub-dividing these republics, from the great national one down ... that all will be done for the best."

James Madison stressed the necessity to reserve all possible authority in the states and people saying, "The powers delegated by the ... Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."

#3670973 - 05/15/14 12:49 PM Re: A MAJOR EPIPHANY on The Federal Governement [Re: Wes Parrish]

Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 46480
Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

Yea, and they spend our money like it's their ex-wife's too! \:o

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