Reverse Government Overreach and Restore States’ Rights

This goes hand-in-hand with expanded liberty of the individual citizen. The states have seen their rights eroded over the course of time by a Federal Government that has sought to interject its power and rule in areas where it does not have constitutional authority. Education, healthcare, inner cities and urban areas, housing…You can basically look at any Federal department, agency, and bureaucracy and realize it doesn’t need to exist.

I will work with like minded members of Congress and state and local leadership to review each Federal department, agency, and bureaucracy. The goal being to eliminate those that are unnecessary, return to the states and localities those that are necessary and can be done at the local level, and simplify and streamline those that need to be maintained at the Federal level.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.–10th Amendment to the Constitution

“If Congress can apply money indefinitely to the general welfare and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may establish teachers in every state, county, and parish, and them out of the public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of their children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union, they may undertake the regulation of all roads, other than post roads. In short everything from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police would be thrown under the power of Congress.”–James Madison