Politics No. 1

The Constitution is clear: SMALL and LIMITED Federal Government.

The government should be as LOCAL to you and your family as possible … with most authority reserved to the states and people.

Think about it:  it is easier to influence your mayor than your President who sits behind locked gates and armed guards at the White House.

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For those who like BIG GOVERNMENT, ask yourself this:
• How much influence do you have over Washington?
• Do they listen to you?
• Do they carefully spend your money?
• Do they truly look out for you and your family?
• Do they respect your religious beliefs?
• Do they care about your future?
• Does Big Gov protect your job from outsourcing?
• Does Big Govt protect the value of your money?
• Big Govt has stolen the value of your money. It prints more money, thus your money is worth less. Costs have skyrocketed the last few years.
• Big Govt has stolen our kids’ future by running up a $19 trillion deficit.
• Our Founding Fathers studied thousands of years of thought and government to come up with our Constitution.

Remember, our Founding Fathers took on a King who did not listen to them.  …. but they wanted to be heard, so they limited the power of the Government with the Constitution.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” Thomas Jefferson

How the Left and Right view the Constitution:

 

Liberals Say:
Constitution is outdated.
Bigger government can give us more.
Government can restore fairness and equality.

Conservatives Say:
Government is often oppresive and should be limited, just as the founding fathers wanted.
Corporate Threat to Liberty (Painting)

Questions from Pew Research 2012 Value Survey:

Areas in which Republican and Democrats Strongly Agree:

Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly. (R & D agree the most on this question)
Agreed with this statement:
• 87% Republicans
• 76% Democrats
• 83% Independents
a 13.5% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

I am concerned that the government is collecting too much information about people like me.
Agreed with this statement:
• 72% Republicans
• 60% Democrats
• 65% Independents
an 18% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

It is time for Washington politicians to step aside and make room for new leaders.
Agreed with this statement:
• 87% Republicans
• 65% Democrats
• 79% Independents
a 29% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

The government is really run for the benefit of all the people.
Agreed with this statement:
• 37% Republicans
• 50% Democrats,
• 37% Independents
a 30% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

Areas in which Republican and Democrats Somewhat Agree:

Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs.
Agreed with this statement:
• 91% Republicans
• 57% Democrats
• 73% Independents
a 46% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

The federal government controls too much of our daily lives.
Agreed with this statement:
• 77% Republicans
• 47% Democrats
• 65% Independents
a 48% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

Areas in which Republican and Democrats Disagree:

When something is run by the government it is usually inefficient and wasteful.
Agreed with this statement:
• 77% Republicans
• 41% Democrats
• 63% Independents
a 61% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average)

It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can’t take care of themselves.
Agreed with this statement:
• 40% Republicans
• 75% Democrats
• 59% Independents
a 61% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average).

I am concerned about the government becoming too involved in healthcare.
Agreed with this statement:
• 88% Republicans
• 37% Democrats
• 61% Independents
an 82% percentage difference between republicans and democrats (difference as a % of the average) and the third largest percentage difference from the 72 questions asked.