Dear Federal Government: Go to Hell
by Michael Boldin
The following was based off a speech given at a freedom rally hosted by state sovereignty advocate and Washington State Representative Matt Shea on August 30, 2011.
Almost everyone I know has written a letter to the federal government. They’ve contacted their representatives or senators at some point. They’ve emailed, or faxed, or even called – asking, demanding, or just plain begging these politicians to do something or not.
I never have.
Why? Because I believe that going to the federal government to fix problems created by the federal government is not only an absurd idea, it just doesn’t work.
For example, those on the antiwar left got a “peace president” that has bombed Libya and massively expanded the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Many of those same progressives vehemently opposed the Patriot Act forced upon us by George Bush and the republicans. With the Democrats in power, they got more of the same. Again.
For those on the right, the so-called “conservative” George Bush and the republicans in Congress gave us more federal control over education with their No Child Left Behind Act. They also laid the groundwork for today’s national health care mandates with the largest expansion of federal control over health care in decades – Medicare Part D.
And for everyone, we’ve got the TSA. Because no one, at least no one I know, likes the fact that this particular agency violates the 4th amendment almost constantly.