By Ron Baert • Sauk Rapids • July 3, 2013
At one time the United States was the envy of the world. Many have flocked to our shores so that with hard work they too could enjoy the bounty we enjoy. Our country became great not because of what government did, but what it was restricted from doing.
... The power granted to the federal government is listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution. It was designed to limit the power of the government. But sadly we have forgotten our heritage and allowed the federal government to assume powers it should not have. All with good intentions of course.
We have been regulated and taxed to death. If the Constitution were strictly followed, the federal government would be 20 percent of its size. The power it assumed would be taken over by the state governments, if at all, and run much more efficiently. Taxes would shrink and the resulting savings would fuel an economic growth unparalleled in human history.
... Just one example. There is no authority in the Constitution for the government to be involved in education, yet we spend $57 billion on the U.S Department of Education.Can anyone point to any improvement in education since the federal government stuck its hands in the pie? ... When the federal government intruded in education the cost skyrocketed.
If we were to follow the Constitution, many of our problems would solve themselves