“Government bureaucrats can’t figure out whether they’re landlord or king,” as they “steamroll state agencies, ride roughshod over regional water rights, and destroy environmental laws in an arrogant nullification of 200 years of constitutional history.”
You get people put in jail for five years for burning 130 acres that they were given permission, it looks like they were given permission to set the fire, and the agency can burn 300,000 acres, and nobody is accountable.
A number of our social problems and political divisions come from the inability of people to formulate and conform to a national identity. Minorities fail to assimilate properly because they’re not taught what it means to be an American. Even non-immigrant students are sometimes confused about what is right with America, what is wrong about our history, and whether or not they should be proud of their country.
The first basic principle is agency. The central issue in that premortal council was: Shall the children of God have untrammeled agency to choose the course they should follow, whether good or evil, or shall they be coerced and forced to be obedient?
During his relatively short time in office, President Ford signed an executive order actually reversing 94 executive orders that had been signed by previous presidents.
I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated.
The gun owners of America, affiliated with NRA or not, do not trust their own government. To wit: there are currently “41 Right-to-Carry states, with 49 states offering some avenue for armed self-defense outside the home.”
One of the most endearing parallels between Romney and Reagan are their beautiful marriages. Ronnie and Nancy were forever sweethearts. Like them, Mitt and Ann would be content in a cabin in Wyoming in the dead of winter with a fire and a freezer full of moose enchiladas if they could spend that time together. Theirs is exemplary love, the American model of old-fashioned courtship and marriage. That quality alone is the solution to many of our social and economic ills if more people would adopt it into their lives and value it the way the Reagans and the Romneys do.
Since the inception of what would become the United States of America, the declaration, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” redefined forever the phenomenon of “government,” as well as the justification of war.