Mindful of our flawed human nature, our Founding Fathers designed a limited government because, in James Madison’s immortal words,
“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” —The Federalist Papers
Below is the Obama Chart, made by Americans For Prosperity, which maps out the ways in which Obama, in just two years, has grown our already Big Government into Morbid Obesity.
Not only is Obama ignoring Congress, but he is actively creating vast new regulatory powers on critical issues of healthcare, cap-and-trade, and card check. He has sidestepped the Senate by creating some 41 new policy ‘czars.‘ The best solution is the REINS Act, which is explained on the chart.
The REINS Act (Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011) has been introduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 10. Read the full text of H.R. 10 HERE. Urge your reps to support H.R. 10!
Sign the petition to stop Obama’s power grab HERE.
H/t my dear friend Bill.