Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Out of Control and Back Again…

The prospect for a better future can never be realized if we continue to set our eyes on a central “authority” to fix this mess. This current economic and political mess was created because we took our collective “eye” off of the US Constitution and turned the focus on politicians in Washington DC. Since FDR we have ignored the wisdom of the founding principles of this nation and especially the Tenth Amendment, handing over the responsibility and accountability of our governance to a central bureaucracy in DC despite the warnings of our founders and the law of the land they so painstakingly deliberated to insure we wouldn’t end up in this exact predicament.

The first step is to stop asking our government to intervene in matters of individual or state business. The second step is to re-affirm our commitment to our US Constitution. The third step is to stop funding the federal government’s ability to borrow and spend against our children’s future.

We do that by getting involved and thinking differently about government. We need to look inside ourselves first, our family and communities next, and when appropriate we look to state solutions. But rarely should we look to a federal solution beyond national security or foreign affairs. As Jefferson and Madison believed; the federal government was to look to external considerations, all internal matters were to be handled by the state and individuals.

We need to go back again to the founding principles of limited government and individual freedom. Until we look in instead of up, the chaos will continue and our children’s future freedom and prosperity remains in jeopardy…

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