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President Joe Biden’s almost-year in charge of the federal executive branch has provided America with the best and strongest argument yet for a dramatically smaller federal government.
Indeed, in the last few months, we have seen the Department of Justice and the FBIfor daring to assert control over their children’s taxpayer-funded education (and Attorney General Merrick Garland under oath about that targeting).
We have seen the Department of Homeland Security suspend its core law enforcement functions, both at ourand in our , in an intentional effort to attract hundreds of thousands, and probably millions when all is said and done, of foreign nationals to the United States outside of the lawful immigration process. The department even appears to be using (your money) to help these foreign nationals enter, disperse across, and live in the U.S.
Federal workers who don't meet vaccine mandate won't face discipline until January
Federal workers who do not comply with the Biden administration's coronavirus vaccine requirement will not face serious penalties like suspension or removal until January.The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday directed federal agencies to engage in education and counseling of workers who have not met the vaccine requirement through the holiday season, with further enforcement actions put off until next year."Given thatThe White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday directed federal agencies to engage in education and counseling of workers who have not met the vaccine requirement through the holiday season, with further enforcement actions put off until next year.
We have seen the Biden administrationthat would have provided key energy resources for the country (and ) with winter on the horizon. This is bad enough, but it also stands in insulting contrast to Biden’s insistence on into Europe.
And we have seen the Biden administration take a blunt-force approach to mandating the COVID-19 vaccine not only for(and turning a willfully blind eye to the it is creating), but also across the . The Biden administration also appears to be prepared to restraining mandatory vaccinations and push full-steam ahead.
Prosecutors to begin case against Jussie Smollett in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of ex-“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who prosecutors say staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago but whose defense attorney says is “a real victim” of a “real crime.” Special prosecutor Dan Webb told jurors during opening statements late Monday that Smollett recruited two brothers — who worked with him on the TV show — to help him carry out a fake attack in January 2019 because he believed the television studio didn’t take hate mail he had received seriously.
Mind you, these are just the Biden administration’s greatest hits. And it is worth noting these examples represent the kind of damage this administration believes it can do under current law. It will have much more destructive power in the event that itspasses.
For years, conservatives have made a good-faith argument against big government that was rooted in free-market principles. In essence, they argued that the federal government’s growth necessarily diverted financial resources from the private sector and out of people's pockets, which in turn prevented real economic growth, job creation, and prosperity. It is a logical and reasonable argument, but unfortunately, it has not fully resonated. The insane levels of federal spending (under both Democrat and Republican presidents and Congresses) have only further numbed the public to what those numbers really mean.
Abortion debate epicenter: Mississippi clinic stays open
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a Mississippi case that could topple abortion rights nationwide, the state’s only abortion clinic is busier than ever: Volunteers continue to escort patients into the bright pink building while protesters outside beseech women not to end their pregnancies. In recent years, Jackson Women's Health Organization saw patients two or three days a week. It recently doubled its hours to treat women from Texas, where a law took effect in early September banning most abortions at about six weeks, and from Louisiana, where clinics are filling with Texas patients.
The real justification for a much smaller federal government is on full display right now. It is that the federal leviathan, which is funded both by taxpayers and reckless borrowing practices, simply cannot be trusted either to perform its most basic functions or safeguard our freedoms.
It is clear (and has been clear for a while now) that a federal government composed of hundreds of thousands of well-paid bureaucrats who openly disdain elected political leadership simply cannot be held to account for its behavior. And a political administration that is determined to push the envelope (or even break the law) and happens to largely align with the views of the bureaucracy (such as the Biden administration) can do so with very little consequence.
The founders were smart. They understood the tyrannical potential of all forms of government because they understood that flawed human beings would always run the government. That is why they forged a carefully crafted system of government that distrusted power and pitted sovereign forces against each other. They knew that the ability to preserve our God-given freedoms and prevent encroachment on those freedoms required restraints on government growth.
Democrats livid over GOP's COVID-19 attacks on Biden
Democrats are up in arms this month over GOP charges that President Biden is to blame for the prolonged COVID-19 crisis.They argue that Republicans, from former President Trump to his most vocal allies in Congress and in state capitals, bear plenty of responsibility for public resistance to masks and vaccines, noting the opposition to those leading mitigation efforts comes overwhelmingly from the right.The criticism of masks and vaccines has sabotaged Biden's efforts to get the nation past the pandemic, some argue."They've done everything possible to ensure that we can't get past it," Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) said of the Republicans.
In recent decades, we have seen an erosion of the checks and balances at the core of our federal system of government. There is no single reason for this erosion. A combination of out-of-control federal agencies (both in terms of size and arrogance), congressional abdication on spending power, an overreliance on the federal judiciary, and a general failure to educate people about how our government is supposed to work are part of why we see what we see right now.
We have an obligation to do all we can to preserve freedom and liberty for future generations, and that will require a smaller federal government. And if we have learned anything in the last few years, it is that this goal is no longer aspirational; it is existential. The proof is right in front of us.
John Zadrozny is the director of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for Homeland Security and Immigration. Alex Caro is a policy analyst for AFPI’s 1776 Center.
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