LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Washington has overstepped its bounds
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It is time to stand up and take back our freedoms. During the last 40-plus years the states have allowed the federal government more and more power by letting Washington D.C. blackmail their way into getting what they want by threatening to withhold federal funds if we don’t comply. Washington has overstepped its bounds and needs to be reigned in.
Our Founding Fathers knew the government would eventually get out of control, leading them to write a safeguard to free us from dictatorships and put the power back in the hands of “we the people” by invoking Article 5 of our great Constitution.
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What works for one state is not going to work for every state. Each state has their own logistics and problems to contend with. It shouldn’t be a “one-size-fits-all” ruling. Tax revenue collected in varying states needs to stay in that state, such as infrastructure, education, election laws or health care.
The federal government spends our tax dollars as if we were money trees, and when they can’t come up with ways to spend our money, they give it away without our permission. To me this is simple theft.