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With the midterm elections almost here, my mind is totally set to politics…. I can’t help it, I love politics. So I am sure the next month of so of blogs will be political in tone, so for the non-political readers, I am sorry… But maybe with this being the most important midterm election is some years, maybe you should be a little more interested.
Last week the GOP issued there Pledge to America, a document outlining the direction and concerns of the GOP and America. It covers the basics, jobs, heath care, government spending and ethics with in government. I will admit the details where sparse, but I truly didn’t expect details what I expected was what I got, a direction an outline of what the GOP hopes to accomplish.
The document placed blame mostly on the liberals, as to be expected, but it also laid blame on the GOP, at least a few times, so that was a nice surprise. I may be a conservative, but I know that both parties are to blame, I like President Bush (2) but I also know that he and his congress spent way to much. I also know that Obama and his gang has out spent every President in History, taking in to account inflation. So I will take the Bush spending over the Obama spending any day of the week. But that’s not the point, the point is that the GOP really have a chance to do something big here, to use this time of economic crises as a time to renew America, to return her to her constitutional roots and to allow the government to operate the way the founding fathers intended it to.
May Americans feel that it is the job and responsibility of the Federal Government to provide for them, to care for them and to fix all the social and personal ills of our great country. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Federal Governments job is to protect our borders, to provide a safe country to live in and to govern our international affairs, the rest, as they say, is up to you, or in this case the states.
Each state has a responsibility to her citizens, based on that states constitution. It is the states that care for themselves concerning her own, not the federal government. Our founding fathers understood this one basic and simple fact, that the larger the federal government gets the fewer freedoms her citizens enjoy.
The writes of our constitution understood that the local governing body was better equipped to deal with and care for her own. It is the responsibility of the local government, be it city, town or village to care for her citizens, not Uncle Sam. If the local village is unable to support her people, than the county or state should. The founding fathers also knew that the privet sector was an integral part of the process. That our churches and civic groups and the everyday citizens are the best at caring for there own.
How can I state this, what makes me think that our founding fathers were considering the Catholic Church or the local VFW halls are best equipped to deal with the community. The simple fact that the founding fathers did not include in to the constitution a welfare system. The act of omission was not an oversight on there part, but rather a deliberate act to empower the American people.
The GOP have pledged to return some of the power taken from the states back to the states, it is a small step, but a step in the right direction none-the-less. We will see, we are use to campaign promises never being met, but I am hopeful that this time they will do as they promise, if not 2012 will be a true revolution, we will overthrow the government (all-be-it via the ballot box) and remake our government in to the government it was meant to be. Small, lean and mostly quiet in our daily lives.