The Core Problem: Too Much GovernmentBy Cherilyn Bacon Eagar On Apr 17, 2013 1 Comment
Many of us spend the bulk of our time trying to find solutions to major issues facing our nation. Whether in education, health care, immigration, crime, gun control, privacy or national security issues, within the framework of the conservative mind, it boils down to one main culprit: the long-lost ideal of limited government.
The current debate about so-called “Common Core State Standards” comes to mind. If you’re a parent or teacher trying to get some answers, good luck. They don’t have them. Meanwhile, you try to teach and hope they will learn…with this chart? Oh stop, already!
Today we encounter an enormous government bureaucracy that is so out of control in its obsession to control, the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Seriously. When we ask questions, they have egg on their faces. They really don’t have a clue.
But we do. Because that’s what we do. We spend our time unraveling the web of confusion they have created.
Unfortunately, the majority has elected representatives who believe government is the solution. They answer to the father of their feast – those special interests that elected them – not We the People.
As Reagan said, “Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem. When will We the People get it?
With all the seriousness surrounding the federal takeover of our lives, some comic relief is in order.
The first: Abbott and Costello’s famous “Who’s On First” comedy sketch. This is what we get when we ask questions of the various departments and agencies:
Then when we approach the state for answers, they blame it on the Federal government. When we go to the Federal government for answers, they deflect it to the states. It feels a lot like this ping pong game:
Too much. Too big. And that’s the core problem of what’s wrong with government.
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