Statement from the Candidate
In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.
Friday, September 10, 2010
If You Want Smaller Government, Here's How
Do you want smaller government and a more realistic energy policy for today and tomorrow? Then get rid of the Department of Energy.
Do you want smaller government and an economic and social environment more favorable to business and full employment? Then get rid of the EPA.
There are no other options. If you want smaller government then we must reduce the size of government (i.e. abolish the EPA and the departments of education and energy and repeal their original enabling legislation). And if you want more realistic and workable education, energy and environmental regulation, then we must get rid of the agencies that are over-regulating and causing social and economic problems for the population at present.
Unfortunately when the government gets involved in education, the education of our children becomes shabby and political. When the government gets involved with energy, they choke the energy supply, create less of it and make it more expensive. And the government's involvement in the environment stifles business and causes the EPA to declare war on America as it did in September 2009 with their "command and control" edict about carbon and greenhouse gases, which will result in higher taxation and a further slowing of business and commerce.
We must shut down all agencies that are not working for the good of the nation and release all of those agencies' employees from government service. Eliminating the agencies will return control over education, energy and environmental concerns to local governments and to individual citizens where these issues are best handled, and each of the areas will perform better as a result.
And in addition to having a better performing government with the elimination of these agencies, we will save hundreds of billions of dollars every year, thereby further reducing the heavy hand of government. These things simply must be done in order to save our nation.