Thursday, August 1, 2013
Coburn: "We Wouldn't Be $17 Trillion In Debt If We Actually Followed The Constitution" | RealClearPolitics
COBURN: I think the number one thing they don't pay attention to is the U.S. Constitution and the enumerated powers enlisted in there in the 10th Amendment. That's what they're not paying attention to. I'm going to introduce the Enumerated Powers Act today. It has 35 cosponsors but there's not one Democrat on there. All it says is when you're going to pass a bill, justify it by relating to the constitution where you get the power to do that. Because we wouldn't be $17 trillion in debt if we actually followed the constitution. What our founders set as a very limited government. We wouldn't be there. We are in a mess. I call it the kindergarten in Washington because we really lack leadership and what we have is selfish desires for political power, rather than thoughtful consideration about what's in the best long-term interest of our country as a whole and what are we putting at risk when we don't have the leadership that redirects us to think long term and also think in terms of the limited government. I think our kids are a great risk right now.
A little truthiness, but I fear it falls on inattentive ears. --ts