The biggest problem with maintaining our Rights and Freedoms is governmental waste; if you want to destroy an organization, you build in waste to a point where the leadership can no longer afford to maintain the structure and it fails. When the Constitution was written, our Forefathers used great care to keep it simple, to ensure that every right laid out in it could be understood by every American without needing “advisors” to translate the meanings to them. At that time in our nation’s past, those who served in Congress were from every aspect of society; Doctors, Teachers, Veterans, Fathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, Farmers, etc., who worked in DC only when they were needed in DC because, by keeping the government in the hands of the People, the People’s Rights could be protected and maintained! But, along the line, Lawyers became Politicians, and Politicians know how to manipulate the “Language of the Law” to complicate it, making it necessary for more Lawyers to work in our government so that the new “complicated” laws could be deciphered for the people! And, the more Lawyers involved in the system, the more complicated the laws! So Congress became a “full-time” necessity and the cost of running our government rocketed!
Look at the gradual development of our Constitutional Laws over the decades; every time a new law is written, it goes from a few pages, to hundreds of pages! Why? Because, in a nation controlled by the “word of law”, you need more lawyers to decipher the language, more lawyers in our courts’ system to “defend the Rights” of the citizens, so the Courts’ schedules get buried in trials, making it more necessary for even more legal representation, and the circle of waste grows larger and larger! We have the same problems in every aspect of our society; when Doctors need new medicines, research has to be done to find the cures necessary to cure the patients. So “Governmental Grants” are set up to allow for Researchers to do the work necessary to find those cures. But, if the cures are found, the Grants to the Colleges and Research Corporations end, and other means to maintain those Colleges and Corporations would have to be found and their futures would be in danger! So a means of extending those funds had to be set up, and the FDA was put into place to “ensure” that “proper” developmental standards were followed, making it more difficult for medicines to be developed. So, ask yourself this question: What makes more sense to the Researchers; finding a drug now, or extending their developmental period to ensure they have money coming into them to allow them to maintain their “Research Funds”? Look at the Automotive Industry in our country; forget the fact that the Unions are overloading costs, making it extremely difficult for them to fight foreign pricing: The EPA has complicated the manufacturing base of our nation to a point where it failed! Back in the ’70s, when I was in my ’20s, the Volkswagen Beetle got 45 MPG, the average Pickup Truck got 19 MPG, and gas was cheap! But the EPA decided that the gas mileage was “unacceptable”, so it forced new standards on the industry! I remember a non-scientist, a “local guy”, had developed a carburation system that would allow a V-8 to get 45 to 50 MPG, but the patent for that carburation system was bought by “some corporation” and it disappeared from sight! So no improvement in gas mileage and the Auto Manufacturers had to do more “research”, funded by the Government, to get higher MPGs, and the waste grew even more! Then I bought a 1980 Cadillac Seville, with a diesel engine, which got almost 50 MPG on the highway, but the EPA threw even more “Smog” standards into the laws and that engine went out of production! If we had used the carburator that got 45 to 50 MPG, and the Seville’s diesel engine, we could have solved a big problem back then but, if we had, we wouldn’t have needed the EPA, so it didn’t happen! And, since it didn’t happen, more money was needed by Researchers, to allow them to meet “Legal Standards”, and more Lawyers became a necessity, and the circle grew, and grew!
It’s very important that we, the people, have a safe environment, but it’s even more important that we can afford to live in it! Workable standards can be set up to allow for work to be done by those whose interests lie in developing research for evolving those standards, but it needs to be done by Private Research, not Governmental Funding! Ford Motors, and most other Companies in the US got started by people who financed their own research, to allow them to develop ideas that would allow them to make money, not governmental money given to them to waste time to allow them to get more governmental money! Our government has put more than enough laws on our manufacturing base than were ever needed, and many of those laws need to be adapted to fit an ideal that will allow our manufacturing base to return to America, so that we will have jobs, and a better living standard! We need to get the Lawyers out of our government, and get the people back into it! We need Representatives who are not simply “Representatives of the People”, but are actually people who represent their fellow citizens! If we are going to take back our government, we are going to have to do the hard job of looking through the records of those who run for office and ensure that they are us, not purely Representatives of the Political System! It’s our responsibility, it’s our Right, and it’s our Future! Win it, or lose it; it’s in our hands!
WAKE UP AMERICANS, OR LOSE AMERICA!
Michael J. Kilgus