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.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Is Abolishing The Department Of Education A Radical Position? Read On...

In the last congressional campaign (Kansas, 3rd District) I was one of the candidates for the position Kevin Yoder now occupies. One of the several specific proposals I spoke for at every opportunity was the abolition of the Department of Education. Even the other candidates thought this was a radical proposal, but is getting rid of a liberal, big-government group that has measurably undermined education in America and returning to locally-run and controlled school boards, as the founders of our nation intended, a radical position? I think not. (Are grades higher in our schools since the establishment of the Department of Education? Is education better? Are our children learning more and on a par with the education given by other nations? Are teachers and their unions solid patriots or are they operating under the umbrella of a subversive Department of Education?)

Some other "radical" positions I proposed during the 2010 debates was getting the United States out of the U.N. (did our founders or the Constitution speak of handing over control of our internal policies and laws to an outside mob?), Abolish the Departments of Energy and Interior (are gasoline or oil less expensive or more plentiful than they were before these departments were formed?), Defund Obama's czars (are unelected and congressionally unapproved radicals in the executive branch approved by the Constitution?), Abolish the EPA (this out-of-control pack is issuing streams of regulations that will shut down power plants across the nation and cause untold hardship and job loss if they are not stopped by congress). Get rid of the Department of Labor (the NLRB recently told Boeing and AT&T that they cannot build plants and combine workforces at a time when we desperately need the jobs).

Abolishing these big-government groups would not only help restore constitutional rule and get rid of the radicals whose policies are destroying our nation, but would also save trillions of dollars every year by eliminating the overhead these groups present and would also eliminate the regulations they issue that undermine liberty, freedom and prosperity.

In fact the only radicals we have are the leftists/progressives who have established the various departments that are hurting the country, costing too much money and making the nation both poor and jobless. It's the true radicals who have torn up and ignored the constitution, and it's people with my opinions who want to restore the constitution and a rule of law, revert to a smaller government and allow people to be free and prosper.

So, who's the radical?