In July of 2013 I did a blog on Limited Government. The number one concern of our founding fathers was our federal government getting too big, without any checks and balances. The Constitution clearly defines what things are the responsibility of the states and which are the responsibility of the federal government. We have ignored this division of power. The federal government has become power hungry and out of control.
There needs to be limits to the length of any bill proposed in Congress. Members of Congress don’t even read a bill before passing it, but with a 2,400 page bill, like Obama Care, most legislators will not read it. I would like to see a fifty page maximum for any bill. Think what this would achieve. Legislators would actually be able read a bill before voting on it.
All earmarks have to be eliminated. Every piece of legislation should be a single issue voted on for its own merits, with no bundling of unrelated issues. No deals would be made for votes by adding earmarks. We cannot legislate every possible situation anyway, so there would have to be some common sense interpreting the bill. I know some of you think advocating the use of common sense in government is an oxymoron, but we must try.
In the Creative Financing chapter or my book, Business Fits, I address the need to keep documents simple. I mention an investor agreement that my attorney drafted that was fourteen legal pages long, making it was too long and too intimidating. I revised the agreement to one 8 ½ x 11 page document with room for signatures, and gave it back to him. He admitted the one page revision covered everything needed and approved it.
Pelosi’s proposed stimulus bill for the COVID-19 relief was over 1400 pages long and contained earmarks for things like the Green New Deal which were totally unrelated and never could pass on their own. I find this kind of partisan politics unethical, moral, and disgusting.
We must observe the Constitution and clean up the legislation that Congress passes. If it needs an attorney to interpret it, it should be rewritten.
God bless President Trump and guide him to make
great again. America
Trump did not bring division. Division brought Trump.
If you don’t see that, then you’re part of the problem.
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