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  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   3 weeks 4 days ago
    " ALEC pushes policies that take us back to a federal government sitting on the sidelines while people suffered and starved, drank contaminated water and sustained injuries at work with no recourse." It would seem Ms. Taylor believes the purpose of federal government is to protect its people from the risks of living rather than protect the natural rights we have been bestowed - "among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". When our enemies, either foreign or domestic, seek to deprive us of our given rights, Washington has both the power and the duty to protect our exercise of those rights. Food, water, and work environment are benefits we have the responsibility to provide from our own effort. The risks of life are inherent everywhere. It's irrational to think that government's job is to protect us from all risks.
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   3 weeks 4 days ago
    No, we don't intend it to give tax cuts to the wealthy at everyone else's expense. One of the things I hope COS does is that it will end the Fed Ed atrocity known as Common Core, the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and more that will, if not stopped, turn us into a planned economy where the government and Big Business determine where we work. Another thing we can gut is all this government spying. I believe they are going way past the bounds of the Fourth Amendment and need to be put back in line. And yes, I'd like to use this to get rid of Export Import Bank and other crony subsidies for Big Business.
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   3 weeks 5 days ago
    The problem with Congress is representatives who believe they are sent to Washington to solve every problem. We at Convention of States believe health care and such issues are best solved without adding layers of bureaucracy. We are after less government interference. The 17th amendment is a great option along with term-limits.
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   3 weeks 5 days ago
    I’m concerned you (a public servant) see invoking the constitution as a hissy fit. If our elected officials don’t listen to our votes, a “hissy fit” in the form of a state led Article V convention is in order. The Article V movement isn’t about political wings (or ALEC). ITS ABOUT RESTORING A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. The US gov’t (under both republicans and democrats) has NOT limited its powers, is NOT fiscally responsible, and does NOT limit terms of its officials. I DO NOT BELIEVE THE US GOV’T EITHER REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT CAN OR WILL CONTROL ITSELF. Federal officials take an oath of office to uphold the constitution. Why has the US gov’t allowed the national debt to rise to $20T? Does a $20T debt contribute to a “perfect Union”? LOUISIANA CAN’T AFFORD ITS PORTION OF THE FEDERAL DEBT. CAN WISCONSIN? Since the US gov’t EITHER REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT will not control itself, the states need to convene a convention to propose constitutional amendments as described in Article V
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   3 weeks 5 days ago
    Rep Taylor's diatribe against Convention of States as presented at ALEC last week represents exactly whats wrong with politics today. As a State legislator she holds the most powerful political position in our nation but she's dead set against bypassing our out-of-conrol federal government to re-instate state sovereignty. Instead, she's willing to accept the unsustainable burden our federal government exerts on every state and every American alive today and generations to come. To her, state governments have no distinction from the federal leviathan. All governments, from local to national, are just a continuum of socialized central control over our people. States are just regional agencies of the federal government doing the bidding of the bureaucracies and the courts. Why bother with regaining our sovereignty and freedoms through an Article V convention when the feds will take care of all us forever more?

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