Sunday, November 27, 2016

Observations From the Back Row: Fixing Government, Part II

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - President Calvin Coolidge

By Rich Kozlovich

Because of all the articles I write or articles written by others I post on my blog, I'm occasionally asked by friends in the pest control industry why I do this and what are my goals. My answer is the same.  Eliminate the EPA! 

On other occasions I've also included eliminating the Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and seriously reduce the Army Corp of Engineers, repeal the 16th and 17th amendments and pass a 28th amendment for term and age limits for the federal judiciary. 

But let's stick to the EPA for now. 

Of course they laugh, but when friends point out I couldn't possibly believe that was going to happen because the EPA was too big and too powerful I point out the Soviet Union collapsed overnight and it was far larger and more powerful than the EPA.  Yet, many still claim it's impossible. 

Impossible?  Really?

A man by the name of Frank Natoli dealt with this "impossibility" argument in a way I found compelling saying: 

"Every problem, the first time you look at it, looks impossible to resolve because it's so big and you can't get your arms around it. The solution, always, is to cut the problem into manageable pieces that you can then progressively correct and/or eliminate. Probably the single largest out control agency with the most deleterious effect on all Americans is the EPA. Fine. Take 90 days to enumerate the dozen most egregious actions the EPA took in the last eight years, reverse them, and put accountability practices in effect that prevent such actions happening again [as long as "the people" put a Trump or Pence in power not an Obama or Clinton]."

"Nothing is impossible when you have the will to do it."

"I recall reading, I believe a book by Robert Sherwood, about the planning that went into the Normandy landings. At first, nobody knew how to do it. At first, it was thought the assault would need to be at night, cause then the Germans couldn't see our guys. So practice assaults were made on the south coast of England in darkness, and every time it was tried, within 15 minutes, nobody knew where anybody else was. So then it was attempted in daylight, and within 15 minutes, half hour at most, everyone was declared by the war game umpires "dead". Then someone came up with the idea of floating in some duplex drive [DD] tanks, to give the guys on the beach a chance against the concrete emplacements with the machine guns and cannon. Now they were surviving an hour, then two. Eventually, combined with bringing destroyers a few hundred yards offshore, they made it all work."

"The EPA is NOTHING compared to Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha and Utah. Just get it done."

Socialists (aka, liberals, leftists or Democrats) believe the world needs an educated, intelligent non-political class to act as administrators of government policy - with large powers of latitude to make any changes they deem necessary. We need to get this once and for all. Leftist thinking is antithetical to American concepts of government and personal freedom and responsibility. Worse yet - everywhere in the world it's been tried - it's failed.   To accept an administrative state means abandoning the Constitution. After that - why bother with elections?

Fixing the government by eliminating whole departments, bureaus and agencies is just a matter of persistence and determination.

Just get it done!

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