Dear Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul,
Besides for defense and protecting liberty and what is defined specifically in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, what is the proper role of the federal government and what do we really want to pay for?
Many Utah citizens and Americans are asking this same question.
Try this exercise with your colleagues and staff. Considering the Golden Rule and that government shouldn’t steal or exist to redistribute wealth, pretend you’re beginning from scratch and your group wants to form a federal government and that every expenditure diminishes from your earnings, what list would you in good conscience create?
Can you ask every American to make their own list? Get the media to discuss it. I guarantee this will soon become one of the most important questions in America so why don’t you be the one to role it out on a grand scale?
Now historically, I can testify from my 28 years as a professional programmer that software becomes bloated with features. Often teams think that just because they are employeed they must add features. They listen to the “power users” (aka special interest groups) and then compromise the features the majority need to satisfy the few. Eventually startups come along and provide just the essentials that everyone really needed in the first place and then perhaps something new and innovative, usually for a much better price and eventually eat into the market share or take it over entirely.
I think if you perform this exercise and compare it to what your group is willing to give up from their own wages, and then compare that to what we have today, you will see just how misaligned and out of control things have become.
We call these entrepreneurial marketing events or low-cost things we can do to get massive publicity. You’re already doing one with the “don’t fund Obamacare” gig. I commend you. Keep rolling them out. Lead the charge. Keep the people thinking and the media spotlight will be yours. It may be our only hope to avoid as Dr. Ron Paul said on several occasions, that things will get much worse and will not end well for us.
Robert John Stevens