I often find myself thinking of ways we can make our republic stronger. The obvious answer is of course is to get our government to function within the parameters of their constitutional authority. Running a close second behind that is educating the people again about our history, founders, and liberty because without an informed public we will never be able to force government back into its constitutional shackles. One of the things I’ve been fixed on for the last few months is something I’ve been reluctant to write about. The reason I’ve been reluctant to write about it is because the premise of the argument accepts the current reality of a government operating outside their constitutional authority. However because the government has expanded into areas it has no constitutional authority what was once manageable is no longer manageable because the structure of our government was never designed to be this involved in our daily lives. I mean let’s face 535 legislators and one President cannot effectively govern 300 plus million people. Like I said the founders never expected this. This is why they championed federalism.
Under the concept of federalism both the states and government have their area of responsibilities. The states deal with local issues and the federal government deals with national/international issues. The founders wanted government close to the people and believed local government was in the best position to be responsive to the direct needs of the people. However the progressive era of the early 1900s twisted and turned this concept of federalism on its head as it sought to expand the role of the federal government in our lives; a federal government that is detached and out of touch with the every day needs of the people. This was a government that could only be reactive to the events in our lives. It was a government that would use a cookie cutter approach to address and regulate individual behavior, never taking into account the uniqueness of each situation. This has been going on for a hundred years now and this is why the more our government expands its authority the more inefficient and ineffective it becomes. This is the reality we live in. So how do we make the unmanageable more manageable? How do we the people make the republic stronger in this environment? In the coming week I plan on writing about a few different proposals I have heard. Proposals I believe can make the republic stronger and provide the vehicle for better representation. This is just the teaser. Now on to the links.
Below are links to conservative articles by outstanding conservative bloggers. Take some time to hit the links and while you’re there hit their tip jars if they have them. These good people are bringing you the truth the mainstream media ignores. These folks are your only avenue to receive the uncensored version of the stories you hear and read about in the news. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the links.
A Conservative Teacher: Man is Born Free, and Everywhere He is in Chains…
Ace of Spades: As Promised, Obama Energy Policy Bankrupts New Coal Plant
Adrienne’s Corner: Senator Rand Paul questions Kerry…
America’s Chronicle: Sarah Palin Adieu Is No Surprise
American Glob: Family Can’t Rebuild Home Due To New FEMA Regulations
American Perspective: GEICO cancels insurance on man for working in gun industry
America’s Watchtower: Court rules Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional
ARRA News Service: Obama’s Gun Control Policy
Asylum Watch: “Politicizer In Chief Accuses Others Of Making Things About Politics”
Atlas Shrugs: “Defend the Modern World” on Heroism
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Battle Ready Betty
blogsense-by-barb: “Molon labe” – Come & Take it!
Blog de KingShamus: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Surplus Is Soooooo Big
Breitbart: Palin: ‘We Haven’t Yet Begun to Fight!’
BUNKERVILLE: Women arrested for refusing ‘Smart’ energy meter installation
Catholibertarian: “The church’s teachings are timeless”
Capitol Commentary: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) Has Awoken the Sleeping Giant…
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Salon Author Admits Abortion is Murder
COMMON CENTS: Global Warming Updates
Doug Ross@Journal: What can and must be done about the media
Eye of Polyphemus: Feeding (Tube) Frenzy
Hot Air: Of course: Feinstein’s assault weapons ban exempts government officials
iOwnTheWorld: But They Support the Troops
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Must See – Krauthammer At his Best
Laughing Conservative: US faces new financial shock
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Tonight is the first day of Hillary’s 2016 campaign, if she wants it
Libertas and Latte: Gun Control Cowardice
Libertarian Republican: Maybe this Scott Brown returns stuff is for real?
Maggie’s Notebook: State Dept Does Nothing About Benghazi Attackers, But Algeria Does
Manhattan Infidel: Manhattan Infidel Presents Another Horoscope (Deal With it Suckers)
Moonbattery: Obama’s Insistence That Military Officers Be Willing to Open Fire on Americans
Motorcitytimes: Global Warming Strands Drivers Across England
NUKE’S: College Prep: By The Numbers
Pirate’s Cove: DHS Wants 7,000 Scary Looking Rifles For Personal Defense
Politics et al: Court Blocks EPA Biofuels Mandate
Political Clown Parade: To Four Murdered Americans Left To Die Alone It Makes A Big Difference Hillary
Political Realities: 2nd Amendment And The States
Proof Positive: Imaginary Friends and Lovers
Randy’s Roundtable: Nation Of Takers
Right Truth: Holder begins gun-control push
Say Anything Blog: Kopp Column: Fascism Is Alive And Well In America
Spellchek: Did Clinton know Libyan arms passed through Turkey?
teresamerica: Hillary & Obama Administration Refuse To Acknowledge Truth…
Texas Conservative News: Hillary’s Benghazi BS
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: The Real Assault Weapon Is The Liberal Media Says Chuck Woolery
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: DEMONS AND DEMOCRATS
The BLAZE: Iran Won’t Hesitate to Use Nuclear Bombs Against Israel & Others
The Camp Of The Saints: Nancy Boy On Fire
The Classic Liberal: Gun Ownership is a Disease
The Daley Gator: BREAKING! Iran nuclear facility hit?
The Foundry: Scholars Agree: High Tax Rates Do Harm Growth
The Lonely Conservative: Video: The Hillary Shuffle
THE OTHER McCAIN: Neo-Confederate Judges? Who Knew?
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: Two-thirds of U.S. weapons owners would ‘defy’ a federal gun ban
The TexasFred Blog: Facebook Threatens to Shut Down Conservative Site
Theo Spark: Destroying the U.S. Military
TOTUS: Gun Permits be damned? The Second is my permit
Virgina Right: DID a MACHINED PART end up in 300,000,000 YEAR OLD COAL?
WARD WORLD: Philly 5th Grader Gets in Trouble, Searched in Front of Class
What Would The Founders Think: How Do You Spell Relief? P. O. R. K.
WESTERN HERO: Okay, You Pay For It!
WyBlog: Starting today retailers can charge you an additional 4% credit card “checkout fee”
Zilla of the Resistance: Under the Fedora: The Man
Thanks for all the great articles and keep up the good work. We have a long road to travel but we will get to our destination. Have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!