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Government Over-Reach


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  • Nov. 16, 2021 - 3:37 PM

Government Over-Reach

The Newnan Times-Herald

Washington is oft accused of overreach lately regarding vaccine mandates. I would add the DST controversy; the abortion issue; the immigration issue; and election laws, and CRT, and …

Rereading the Constitution and Declaration of Independence shows these concerns are adequately addressed if people were educated (or brave) enough to act.

From The Declaration of Independence:

[Washington] “has refused … Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” [This would be states’ right-to-life decisions.]

[Washington] “has called together legislative bodies at places … uncomfortable …for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.” [Pelosi and her Chinese virus rules and fines.]

[Washington] “has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing … Assent to Laws ...” [Federal vaccine mandates vis-à-vis state laws.]

[Washington] “has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.” [United Nations]

[Washington] “has excited domestic insurrections amongst us ...” [Democrat perfidy to law enforcement during recent rioting and defund-the-police movements.]

Then there is the 10th Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Our constitution was created to contain government, not empower it. On his first inaugural, Jefferson said, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement… is the sum of good government.”

Clearly Washington is encroaching on the right of the people to govern themselves. Alexander Hamilton said, “When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right … to fight the government.” He also stated, “Tyranny has perhaps oftener [sic] grown out of the assumptions of power, called for, on pressing exigencies … than out of the full exercise of the largest constitutional authorities.” (The “we know what’s best for you” syndrome perpetually afflicting progressive liberals Demoncrats.)

People must push back against overreaching government and reinstitute Jefferson’s Good Government model. The CRT school rebellion must be replicated in other venues. The results in many recent elections must be reproduced next November. “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”― Ronald Reagan … Let’s Go Brandon!

Ken Schaefer

Sharpsburg