It Is Time To Put The ‘Limited’ Back In Limited Government – And Abolishing The EPA Is A Good Place To Start

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The constitutional republic that our founders intended to create has become a monster, and it is time to tame that monster and restore the federal government to its proper size and scope. The left loves big government, because it allows them to impose their progressive vision of how the world should work on all the rest of us. This is why so many control freaks are drawn to liberal politics like moths to a flame. Power and control are very addicting drugs, and those that crave these things on the left are never satisfied. That is one of the reasons why the federal government just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger. If our constitutional republic is going to survive, we have got to start putting the “limited” back in limited government.

Our forefathers tried to guarantee that the federal government would always be less powerful than the states by making the Tenth Amendment abundantly clear…

“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.”

I don’t see how anyone could possibly misunderstand that, but over the decades the left has worked very hard to make the Tenth Amendment as meaningless as possible.
If we want to see the Tenth Amendment restored, we are going to have to be willing to fight hard in the court system, in statehouses all over America, and in the halls of Congress.
And a good place for Congress to start would be to abolish the EPA. It is one of the federal agencies that is most wildly out of control, and fortunately there are a few good members of Congress that get this.
On February 3rd, U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz introduced a one sentence bill in the House of Representatives that would abolish the EPA at the end of next year

Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL1), H.R. 861 totals a mere one sentence: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” That’s the same date of termination as another Republican bill to end the Education Department, which GovTrack Insider also recently covered. Gaetz is serving his first term in Congress and this is the first bill he’s ever introduced.

I would certainly vote for such a bill in a heartbeat, because as Gaetz has explained, the EPA is suffocating small businesses all over America

Gaetz, a freshman, took aim at the EPA in a leaked email, obtained by The Huffington Post, saying Americans are “drowning in regulations” enforced by the agency.
“Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans,” Gaetz wrote in the email, which was circulated among possible co-sponsors.
If enacted, the bill would will give power back to the states and local governments, Gaetz said.
“To better protect the environment we should abolish the EPA and downstream resources to states for more effective & efficient protection,” Gaetz said in a Facebook post Friday.

Today, the EPA is packed with leftists that love to promote their political agendas by constantly coming up with even more business-killing rules and regulations. These unelected bureaucrats have been on a rampage in recent years, and most of what they are doing is unconstitutional according to the Tenth Amendment.
Here in Idaho, the EPA has been a thorn in the side of miners, loggers and small businesses for decades, and it is a problem that has grown worse over time. At the moment, there appears to be little hope that the bill to shut down the EPA could get through both chambers of Congress, but that doesn’t mean that we will stop trying.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration has taken some positive steps to try to rein in the EPA. The following comes from Time Magazine

But that doesn’t mean that the EPA is safe. In fact, some of the agency’s defenders worry that it faces a far more stealthy threat of being hollowed out. President Trump’s choice to run the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, is known for targeting the agency with more than a dozen lawsuits.

Environmental groups and policymakers fear Pruitt will dismantle many of the agency’s core functions methodically over time rather than trying to knock out the agency with one fell swoop.

He will almost certainly try to unravel the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s primary regulation aimed at addressing climate change, a multi-year process that could require careful reconsideration of legal and scientific arguments. He might also weaken—or shutter altogether—the EPA’s enforcement office, according to an Inside EPA report.

Some of you may think that I don’t care about the environment since I want the EPA shut down.
That is not true at all. I believe that we are facing some huge environmental problems and that we should all do more to take care of the planet that we share.
But I also believe that the people of all 50 states should be able to determine how their own natural resources should be managed.
The EPA has become a highly politicized organization, and it has become one of the favorite tools of the left for moving the “green agenda” forward. And of course this “green agenda” is being promoted on a global scale by the United Nations.
Have you ever heard of Agenda 21? Well, it has been given a makeover and it is now known as “Agenda 2030”. When it was first launched in 2015, Agenda 2030 was being touted as a “new universal Agenda” for humanity. The following information about Agenda 2030 comes from the official UN website

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.

If you read over the 17 sustainable development goals which you can find right here, you will quickly notice that they cover virtually every form of human activity imaginable.
That is become the “green agenda” is really just a nice way of introducing “global governance” to an unsuspecting public.
The leftist control freaks at the UN literally want to closely regulate all human activity on the entire planet, and they are telling us that they need to do this in order “to save the world”.
But as I discussed yesterday, we aren’t going to allow the left to steal our country from us, and we are going to greatly resist all attempts to erode American sovereignty.

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18 thoughts on “It Is Time To Put The ‘Limited’ Back In Limited Government – And Abolishing The EPA Is A Good Place To Start

        • The EPA did a great job of protecting the people in Flint. Moron. I have an in-law that is one of the higher ups at the EPA. All he does is brag about all the awards banquets and wasteful spending his office does. I asked why his office went to Africa (one manager was allowed to bring his wife) he told me that, at the end of the year he has to spend all the money in their budget or they won’t get a 10% increase in their funding the next year. So they have parties, awards banquets, and go on trips to foreign countries in order to waste the taxpayer’s money so they can get more taxpayer money to waste next year. He said this so casually, as if this is normal and there is nothing wrong with it. F’ the EPA!

          • You need more education, sorry. Of course the EPA is wasteful, however things would be far worse without them. They have to breath, eat and drink just like the rest of us. Maybe you should do something about this. Too busy?

          • We could dissolve all incorporation’s and return to company charters that last no longer that 20 years. These charters forced the companies to be a benefit to the community or else they would not be renewed and the company would be sold to the public or its employees. The local community was in control of who set up shop within their community, not a government elsewhere. If we had “locals” owning and operating businesses we wouldn’t have environmental problems, price gouging or profiteering. They would become a benefit to the community they serve and the people would take pride in their business and make it a “good” thing for all.

  1. Great, Three Mile Island/Chernobyl/Fukushima……..Who needs the EPA? Lead in the water? Damn, EPA has got to go!

    • Yeah, they did a great job in Flint! You forgot the great job they did in the Gulf of Mexico a few years ago. Idiots like you are the problem in this country.

        • Wow, talk about stupid! The article was about letting state and local government handle environmental issues. Of course that will make things better. You are one dopey liberal. How are you able to operate a computer without injuring yourself?

          • You mean the same Local/State Govt. in charge of Flint? Or States where State/Local Govt.’s approved Fracking (can’t drink,bathe or use water, but they got paid!), or didn’t sign into Obamacare(and their people have no coverage)? If it worked then great. But. It hasn’t. The “Local/State Govt.” is doing great up in Washington with the radiation leaks we no longer hear about. Trump/Russia/Flynn/Selfies etc. are much more important.
            I’m watching in real time as Developers have corrupted the the Local Landmarks Committee into building where “The People” don’t want building. Local corruption is just as bad as Nation Govt. in it’s implementation. And results.

          • It’s sad in this day and age that people like you are allowed to vote. The EPA is a huge waste of tax payer money. I believe it was last year they wanted to increase their budget by $5 billion. They used the excuse that a river in Colorado needed a water purification plant and they needed to increase the budget to get it. The towns people rejected the idea as it was not needed at all. Then, like magic, the EPA accidentally pulled a plug out of an old mine and polluted the river with toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Any private sector company would be fined, shut down and their people thrown in jail. The EPA got their budget increase and the water plant that wasn’t needed. Crooks and thieves. Obamacare is a piece of crap. No one was dying on the streets because they didn’t have insurance. We always had charity hospitals, free public health clinics and free abortions if you’re into that kind of stuff. I even used the free clinic in my town when I was out of work. The insurance companies made out like bandits! My fellow employee was just saying today how he now pays over $6000 a year in premiums and has a $3000 deductible, so he has to pay $9000 out of his pocket before the insurance company spends a dime. So the reality is , he has no insurance while an unproductive freeloader get his paid for by this man’s labor. You people are the worst kind of thieves that exist today! Your idea that we should have federal corruption along with local corruption is just plain looney! You’re an idiot and should have your testicles removed so the gene pool can be cleansed.

          • Your barking at the wrong tree here. As I can tell you’ve done nothing to help fix anything. Those that can do, those that can’t .. just complain. Stop complaining and DO SOMETHING!
            Oh, and don’t worry I got off your lawn already, quit your complaining.

    • It says that environmental issues should be handled locally or by state government. Wasn’t there an adult with you to read and explain what the article is about? You should really have your mommy or daddy explain these things to you before you make a fool of yourself.

  2. Just silly non-think, or, at best, fantasy-indulgent dreaming.
    Please, given the fact that America supports with hundreds of billions of dollars every year a vast apparatus to maintain and expand its world empire, how does any thinking person believe American government can be “limited”?

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