No true Liberty lover believes it appropriate to run the government with Continuing Resolutions. And it should be clear by now that there are fewer pieces of legislation more destructive to fiscal discipline and good governance in general than Omnibus bills. These “everything but the kitchen sink” leviathans are Exhibit “A” for what is wrong with Big Government. So it can hardly be seen as anything but betrayal that any respectable leader would vote for, much less promote a combination of these misguided legislative concoctions. Frankenstein’s monster is a friendly children’s cartoon character by comparison. But the Republican leadership made the deal and most Republican lawmakers complied.
Sure, we can point to pockets of successful accomplishments by Presidents and Legislators who advanced some Constitutional principles over the years. But when looking at the big picture, the so called Progressive agenda has advanced, even with Republicans in power. The Federal Reserve, the 17th Amendment, and the explosive growth of alphabet government agencies with extra Constitutional authority have proliferated over the 20th century, directly assaulting rights our Founding Document “reserved to the States” and to us as individuals. And even when Republicans had complete control in the first few years of this century, they affirmed their belief in Big Government, not only by refusing to dismantle it, but by making it even bigger.
Haggai’s divinely inspired to the political leaders is one need to take on today. We must consider our ways. We’ve voted for this party. Many of us have canvassed, made calls for, and advocated for this party. And we all know ridiculous amounts of money have been spent in the name of this party. Let’s be honest: What do we have to show for it? At best we’ve played a “holding game”, and a pathetic one at that.