The founders were not simply brilliant, but had the foresight to recognize government tends to encroach in areas it ought not.
If the federal government is violating the constitution, our legislators have the responsibility to reign it in.
These United States Created the federal government, not the other way around.
State government is not a creator of jobs.
Jobs are created as needs are recognized and satisfied. The state and its officials should do everything it can to get out of the way and let enterprise thrive without interference.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams
He was, and is still right. Our leaders must not think that government is the final arbiter and judge. If government is seen as the last word, then we are only as free as our current government might say.
Government has legitimate functions which maintain maximum liberty, health, and safety.
It is incumbent upon those who serve to find new ways to provide answers that do not limit creativity, resourcefulness, and inspiration of the people. Problem solving often involves outside the box thinking which is difficult to administer, but necessary.
About This Race
I have supported the incumbent until now. In Lansing however, it appears that our legislators become more concerned with their reelection efforts and the money that allows them to keep their coveted positions.
If they are worried more about lobbyist money than the interests of the electorate, then they are not representing us.
Its about time that our state government begins to defend the people from a reckless over politicized federal bureaucracy and stop feeding the political patrons of our elected class. Its about time we send more to Lansing who will apply the 10th amendment where warranted, and protect Michiganians from an ever increasing tyranny
New and higher taxes, forced insurance, increasing regulatory burdens, and absurd bailouts where irresponsible politicians failed their constitutents terribly have nearly broken the backs of hard working Michigan citizens.
Its time to put THAT to an end.
31 of 50
Using fiscal, educational, regulatory, and health care freedom scores, the liberty ranking for Michigan is 31 out of 50
School Performance Rank
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Michigan finds itself in 32nd place nationally in its school performance.
State Economic Outlook Rank
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The 2015 economic outlook ranking is a forward-looking measure of how each state can expect to perform economically based on 15 policy areas that have proven, over time, to be the best determinants of economic success. Michigan Ranks 24th
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