All 50 states are beginning to get wise to Washington’s scheme of passing on regulatory requirements to the states without offering any funding mechanism whatsoever.
This is what we call “unfunded mandates.”
Let’s call them what they really are – unconstitutional power abuses by the federal government.
The Constitution lays out clearly, simply and succinctly the few powers vested in Congress. All others, it says, are reserved for the states and the people.
The incredible deficits run up by Washington and many state capitals are a direct result of Congress’ history of defying constitutional restraints on its power. This goes for the president, too, and the Supreme Court. But Congress is the biggest offender of all.
Except possibly this president, if you want to call him that – which I refuse to do.
Obama represents the biggest “unfunded mandate” in the history of the nation.
- His election was a crock from the get-go. He never satisfied the meager constitutional requirements of office. He never established eligibility. In fact, with all of the power centers and bureaucracies established in Washington to regulate virtually every facet of our lives, none of them ever vetted Obama’s eligibility for office. Isn’t that amazing? What’s even more shocking is that one of them, the U.S. Senate, actually did vet his opponent, John McCain. Whether they came to the right conclusion or did an adequate job, I will reserve judgment since he lost the election anyway. Furthermore, not one of the 50 states charged with conducting federal elections did anything to establish Obama’s constitutional eligibility, either. Now we find ourselves in a predicament with significantly more than half the country doubting whether the man in the White House is even legit.
- Now there’s an effort under way in at least a dozen states to ensure a debacle like 2008 is never repeated. And all we hear from the watchdogs in the Big Media is that somehow the states are exceeding their authority. What? Show me in the Constitution where it prohibits the states from doing anything they want to do.
- Meanwhile, Obama is spending money without any accountability to the Constitution or the people. He is racking up the biggest deficits in history. He is borrowing against the credit of Americans yet unborn without their having the slightest say in what is spent and how. He is demagoging his way through by threatening not to send out Social Security checks to elderly folks and by forcing default on America’s loan obligations unless Congress increases the debt limit. That’s the old con game played by politicians everywhere: We’ll stop doing what we’re obliged to do to punish anyone who stops us from doing what we want to do. All Washington needs to do to remain solvent is to cut the budget by $700 billion. I could do it with a pencil and a napkin – just zero out useless, unconstitutional departments and agencies that would never be missed by Americans other than the paper-pushers they currently employ. Columnist John Stossel has done this in admirable fashion. I can’t argue with anything he came up with to put Washington in the black, and I know I can come up with billions more in cuts. It’s easy! It’s constitutional! And it’s fun!
So do you see why I say the biggest unfunded mandate in Washington is actually Barack Hussein Obama?
But I don’t want to wait for him to be bodily removed from the White House to set things right.
We can do this right now by persuading only House Republicans to take up the cause.
How? It’s called the “No More Red Ink” campaign. If House Republicans –and only House Republicans – can be persuaded to oppose raising the debt limit, these cuts will be forced on Washington. They will have to be made immediately – not next year, or the year after, or the year after that.
Obama says the federal government needs to start living within its means. I agree. Let’s show him how to do it.