The Biggest Scam of Two Centuries (and counting)

This country was founded on a document seventeen pages long.

Did the Founders of the Constitution spend all their time making laws? No. These men had other jobs, other interests that paid their way, or not.

So, where did the current members of Congress and even the president get the idea that lawmaking is a fulltime job worthy of an excess of pay and nearly unlimited perks at the expense of the electorate they purportedly represent? More importantly, when did the members of Congress and the president sell the People on the idea that lawmaking is a fulltime job worthy of excessive pay and nearly unlimited perks?

How many laws can be passed before America, its People and their freedoms, choke and die under the weight of all this legislation?

When did lawmaking transmogrify from temporary public service to fulltime career employment?

Law after legislation after law cannot go on indefinitely for that defeats the purpose of our Constitution, a founding document seventeen pages long.

The biggest scam of the twentieth century bleeding over into the twenty-first is the idea that we the People need fulltime lawmakers. I submit here and now that we don’t need, and can no longer afford, fulltime lawmakers any more than the Founding Fathers felt they needed to be in Washington twenty-four hours a day.

Less would definitely give us all more.

M.L. Bushman

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