Mark West
April 27, 2009
It's gonna blow!!
By Mark West

"Some people pretend to be rich but really have nothing." Proverbs 13:11

Balloon animals play an important role in our society by placating the minds of our children...and some adults. Watching a balloon animal artist, my own term, captivates me because of the delicacy of the process.

Proper inflation is key! Too little air makes a wimpy critter, too much air is a bust! The artist needs a suitable supply of air to make the perfect balloon animal.

"It is an established rule of construction," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "where a phrase will bear either of two meanings to give it that which will allow some meaning to the other parts of the instrument, and not that which will render all the others useless. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given to them. It was intended to lace them up straightly with in the enumerated powers, and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect."

Huh? Basically, the federal government is intentionally limited by and to constitutional restraints. If a phrase isn't clear, it is to be interpreted to limit rather than expand federal authority.

Federal government is like a balloon animal. Too little authority makes a wimpy critter, too much authority is a bust! The people need a suitable supply of authority to make the perfect federal government.

Did you know...the federal government is only constitutionally granted the authority to provide for our common defense? Our constitution is violated every time the federal government seeks to provide education, health care, financial aid...anything other than common defense.

The Tenth Amendment gives such priorities are to the States and to the people.

Our federal government is constitutionally given the role of economic promoter, not provider.

It's shameful that almost every candidate for federal office openly campaigns on promises to violate the constitution and then swear an oath to uphold and defend it. And somehow we keep voting for them rather than holding them accountable.

We are getting exactly what we are voting for...bloated debt and perilous divisions.

Federal government is constitutionally limited to its appropriate and useful size. Any smaller and it would be ineffective, any larger...and it's gonna blow!

© Mark West


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Mark West

Mark West is Corporate Office Manager for Mechanical Construction Services, Inc., in Newark, Arkansas, and serves in an evangelistic preaching ministry. He is a devoted husband to his wife Kristy and father of three children. As a political analyst, he devotes his writing and speaking to the social and financial impact of public policy. Mark is a member of the Constitution Party, serving in public relations for Arkansas.

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