Wise Government 37

Dear Mr. Franklin,

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” J. Madison

A Revolution is Brewing

As detailed in The Common Man growing up in the 1950s trusting was easy. Sure there were problems but stability was the norm. Now things are spinning out of control. Republicans and Democrats in the federal government are fiscally irresponsible and unrestrained.

Make no mistake, government is not as benevolent as it seems. Disobey it and you will find its fury.

And Thomas Jefferson so wisely stated, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

These men knew the halls of power.

Contrary to Jefferson and Madison’s writings, the Democrats in Congress believe the general welfare clause gives them unlimited power to provide healthcare, education, etc. The Supreme Court, a branch of the federal government, normally backs them up resulting in more taxes for more federal programs. They are wrong.

Contrary to the Constitution, Republicans encourage every President to find a military solution in foreign affairs without ever declaring war. As President Eisenhower said, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

The federal government is on the verge on the verge of bankruptcy and is heavily dependent on China, a communist nation, to carry its debt. Many state governments are teetering on financial collapse.

Yet the wars, spending, debt and heavy taxation continue unabated.

The People, from the aged to the youth, are weary of their rights being diminished by each new act of government. Freedom and liberty are disappearing.

Now there is a wide distrust of government.

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.