– Asked Bill Hemmer of Fox News (091713) in regard to the “lax background checks” which are being looked at after the shooting at the DC Navy Yard.
Let me answer this stupid question: “No.”
The proper, and non-idiotic, question is: “Does Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse in addition to Overreach syphon off dollars which would be better spent on things like thorough background checks on those holding, or applying for, Security Clearances?”
The answer to this non-stupid question is: “Yes.”
The idea that a 5% decrease in the GROWTH of Government spending, particularly when the Federal Government is enjoying RECORD tax receipts, is inane… at best.
At Best. At worst, someone with an agenda is in his ear telling him to ask that specific question.
This is a fundamental flaw we experience when discussing the problems associated with Government.
We accept the premise that every single thing Government does is Imperative. We START the conversation with the idea that not a single dollar is wasted… not a single department bloated… and there is not a single place where Government doesn’t belong.
That mindset is exactly the opposite of what the Founders had in mind when crafting this Great Experiment. Exactly the Opposite!
I expect everyone who reads this blog to pay attention, to makeaneffort to listen carefully and think… think about what is being said, and asked.
The very first question is “What is the Foundation of this argument?”, whatever the argument may be.
The Government is TOO BIG, TOO INTRUSIVE and now TOO OPPRESSIVE when it takes all our money, our liberty and now our privacy.
This Government was designed to be Limited. Limited. Limited.
Right now it enjoys NO limits.
So let me ask you, does the sequester have anything to do with lax security background checks?
Or… should the Government stop doing crap it has no business doing and focus on what it should be doing as outlined in the Constitution of the United States?
There are entire Departments, and projects, that are not detailed in the U.S. Constitution as a Federal Responsibility (The Dept. of Education? The EPA? Up Arming Al Qaeda in Syria? Arming Mexican Drug Cartels? Covering up our Malfeasance in Benghazi? The IRS targeting political groups it doesn’t like? Or… How about The NSA Domestic Spying Program?) and if shut down would free up Billions of dollars… the may be a few of those could be used to check out crazy, violent and destructive individuals before we give them access to our secure installations. And, we can still keep cutting the size of Government at the same time!
How’s that for a premise?