Wise Government 19

Dear Mr. Franklin,
“It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” J. Adams

Distrust of Government

Despite pleas to stop the government takeover of industry and large sectors of the economy our elected officials ignore the will of the People and the Constitution, seeming to be pushing another agenda.

Regarding Article I, Section 8 in the Constitution, James Madison wrote, “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one.”

The only thing transparent about the government is its duplicity. And when the government takes the People for fools, distrust of government grows like wildfire.

Many others don’t know our government anymore either. That is why large numbers of citizens of the United States are becoming increasingly skeptical of the federal government. And that is why the People are stockpiling weapons and ammunition at an unprecedented pace. They sense a battle for freedom is coming.

Whether that battle is peaceful or violent depends on the federal government. If it voluntarily returns power to the People in the form of less taxes and less regulations, it will be a peaceful transition.

If the federal government holds tightly to the reins of power that rightfully belong to the States and the People and continue to oppress the People with tighter controls and heavier taxes the resulting violence and discord will be on their heads.

It is time to turn our backs on the Democrats and Republicans, siding with John Quincy Adams who said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” I am voting for the Constitution Party candidates.

When the People have had enough of government interference in their lives, power will return to the People!

About Mel Valkner

Mel Valkner CongressMelvin Valkner, CPA is a life-long resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. After serving in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany, he attended Western Michigan University (WMU) graduating with the double majors of political science and philosophy. Returning to WMU for two more years of business and accounting classes he eventually became a CPA and tax professional.

Leaving public accounting he became a healthcare administrator, financial executive in manufacturing, education and service industries, entrepreneur and author. He is a former First Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM.org), Michigan's affiliate of the national Constitution Party. He remains Chairman of the Kalamazoo County affiliate.