My major in college was political science but I have never felt that politics was even close to a scientific endeavor. This is especially true when you have two national political parties that compete to see which is the most self-serving and incompetent. Democrats (including our president) stand for everything and Republicans stand for some things but will fight for nothing. That’s why I believe we are wasting our time with national politics. National politicians know that their reelection is almost a certainty. They can become permanent fixtures at that level as long as they don’t commit capital murder. On average about 90 percent of the elected officials in Congress get reelected. This is not accountability; this is retirement.
According to the General Accounting Office the federal government improperly spent $125 billion in 2014. This is a staggering figure and almost incomprehensible but no-one cares. The federal government is simply too big and the name of the game is survival not leadership. The size of the federal government prevents any meaningful change. Why else would Republicans act so cowardly after winning a decisive victory in 2014?
The Republican Party won a landslide in 2014. They took over the Senate and increased their majority in the House of Representatives to an historic level. They picked up governorships and statehouses in much of the country. They were given a mandate to change the direction of this country. How have they responded? They are selling out their constituents and they have become an embarrassment. Their reaction to Obama’s dictatorial executive order to allow five million illegals to stay in the country has been cute sound-bites and no action. They refuse to accept the fact that Obama doesn’t give a damn about the Constitution unless it increases the size of the federal government. The Republicans folded like a cheap suit on funding for Homeland Security in their effort to get the president to back off on his illegal executive order, even though a shutdown of that department would have only affected 13 percent of the workers (87 percent are considered emergency personnel and cannot be sent home). They have fully funded Obamacare and the chances of that law being slowed at all will rest with the Supreme Court. They have increased the debt by historic proportions and the list goes on. In short they are pathetic and there is not a thing we can do about it. They are closet Democrats who don’t promise quite as much as the real Democrats.
We do not have the resources to fight them and they know it. They also know that changing the system at this level is impossible but they are too selfish to admit that they are insignificant. They have no shame and our options are limited. We must bring back a true federalist system. The states must stand up and be counted.
My point is simple. It’s time to ignore the federal government and get things done. It is time for the states to solve the immigration problem. If the state’s border is not secure then it is up to the state to secure it. If federal educational mandates are not in the best interest of the state, don’t follow them. If the federal government ignores its obligation to maintain its portion of the transportation system, fix it and subtract that amount from state-collected federal revenue. If the feds want to go to war, seek a national referendum on the issue except in national emergencies. We are the boss and they work for us. The federal government only has the power that we give it. I don’t think federal troops would want to confront their neighbors to enforce a broken system. This is our only hope if we are truly going to have a representative form of government.
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