Tax imported products, drill and tax every barrel that is exported – put a higher tariff on imported oil to encourage using our oil. Build more electric plants – power them with natural gas. Build more pipelines to send that gas across the nation.
Welfare is not supposed to be a career or a multi-generation way of life. It’s supposed to help when you cannot help yourself. It has grown to be a major part of our national expenses. I don’t care who you are or how much money you make, you cannot give more to charity than you earn. You must take care of you and your’s before you can commit to giving a portion of your money to anyone. It’s time for welfare reform – those that need it should get it. Those that can do for themselves should. Limit the amount of tax money that can be spent on welfare to a percentage of the total budget. Put Social Security in the “lock box”. Those funds were never intended for Congress to use for anything BUT the Social Security program, do not let Congress spend it or borrow against it.
The 10th Amendment, the forgotten Amendment. Nullification by the States is one way to take our country back from D.C.. The healthcare tax, the TSA abuses, the national ID card, etc…. These can all be rejected by the States and the laws/regulations will be null and void. The governors of the States need to work with their legislatures and pass legislation to nullify unconstitutional laws and regulations.
“Nullification: When a state “nullifies” a
federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in
question is void and inoperative, or
“non-effective,” within the boundaries of that
state; or, in other words, not a law as far as
that state is concerned.” ~TheTenthAmendmentCenter
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
“It is surely one of the most deadly myths that the Second World War ended the Depression. As Robert Higgs has shown, it further prolonged it, all phony data aside. And consider the spending on the war on terror: if government spending were capable of stimulating the economy, we would not have recession right now” ~ Ludwig von Mises Institute
I must admit, I am ignorant in the ways of the economy. I did know that if government gets out of the way the economy will grow. The government creates no wealth, has no wealth and the only way it can get money is to take it from someone else or print it (which makes your money worth less). I think the site linked in the quote above will be a good starting place to learn more about economics. The 2 articles I have read so far are clear and well referenced (meaning I can follow the links, read the books, and learn).
I am fed up with the 2 party system we have in this country, there is so little difference between the two parties that it is (to me) always a choice of the lesser of two evils. I am determined after this presidential election to educate myself and my family. I intend to put a lot of it here to share and will always link to my reference materials. I would love comments to discuss what I post but will not tolerate hateful,
ignorant (I am ignorant), or mean-spirited, rude remarks.
We can take the country back & once again make it the shining star of the planet it used to be.
I don’t understand how people cannot see what this man is trying to do to our country. I can understand political differences, for example when Bill Clinton was running. This guy just hides himself from his responsibilities, he denies knowledge of critical situations, he blocks investigations, and he keeps driving a wedge between citizens just so he can keep his job.
My hope is enough Democrats will see this man for what he really is and help get him out of office. I don’t care if the Republicans only get 1 term and a Democrat is put in place, as long as this man is removed.
“When states and local communities take the lead on policy, the people are that much closer to the policymakers, and policymakers are that much more accountable to the people. Few Americans have spoken with their president; many have spoken with their mayor.” ~ 10th Amendment Center
Many of the Founding Fathers were worried that the constitution would lead to a powerful Federal government. They had just fought a costly war to throw off the chains of a strong centralized government and did not want to have another one established to replace it. The 10th amendment made it clear that there were strong limits on the Federal government, leaving the majority of the governing powers with the States and, most importantly, the people themselves. This amendment has been mostly ignored since the time of Lincoln and that’s a terrible shame. With this power, the States can unite and nullify unconstitutional laws passed by the Federal government:
“ Nullification is premised on the legal, government, and constitutional principle that any law passed without a proper grant of authority is null and void, and unenforceable. Nullification is the inherent right and duty of every State to declare when the federal government (their creation) has exceeded the bounds of authority delegated to it under the Constitution and then to refuse to allow that law to be enforced within its borders.” ~ 10th Amendment Center
Tempered and judicious use of these powers by the States will help the People reign in the bloated mess we have allowed to be created in Washington D.C.
Without the second amendment there is no way to enforce the others. Despite what many like to say, the right to keep and bear arms is not about hunting and feeding your family, it’s about defending the country from enemies, both foreign and DOMESTIC (yes, our own government). The founding fathers did not like the idea of a large standing army as it has the potential for abuse by corrupt leadership. How many military coups have happened in the world in just the last 20 years? Tyranny can only be maintained at the point of a gun and an army has lots of those.
This was supposed to be more along the lines of the Swiss, every citizen goes through military training and is issued a gun. Crime rates are very low there…. an armed society is a polite society. Hitler did not attempt to violate their neutrality even though he ran over most of Europe as if they were not even there.
There are responsibilities that go along with this amendment, the “well regulated militia” means we should all show up for training and accountability at least on an annual basis, crimes committed with weapons should have dire consequences (as both a deterrent and punishment for violating a sacred trust). Education should be a big part of the training also, and I don’t mean math & science.
Welcome to the new LouisianaJeff site. If I can manage to stop deleting files I intend to use this site for political musings. Hopefully it will be as entertaining as Mark Twain or Will Rogers but I have my doubts.
Remember, it’s all about your opinion and mine. On this site mine wins, but none of them are worth a fight, any angry or threatening comments will be deleted so save your breath – or fingers. It’s my site, I pay for it, I don’t have to and will not tolerate hatred or stupidity. I don’t care if I never have a visitor or if I have a million a day…. This is for me.
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