federal overreach

Not all good ideas are good laws.  (wait, that doesn’t apply.)

How about, The Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution.

“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.”

However, in trying to make the nation a safer place…

Citing an increase in the number of subway and light-rail crashes and resulting passenger injuries, the Obama administration will push for legislation that would allow the federal government to set and enforce safety standards on the nation’s transit systems, officials said on Sunday.

Each branch of government should have clearly defined roles. And the role of the local government is to supervise local transportation. If the local government can not do that, then that is the fault of the local voter.

Will that mean that different areas will have different safety levels in their community transit? Yes.  But in life, we make choices, and we get to compare and try and match our purchases with our priorities. Our neighborhoods have different safety levels. Our food has different safety levels.

One of the main benefits of states-rights, is that voters can compare their state against another state, and see if there is a better way. I view the fifty states as fifty little laboratories in action.

President Obama, your administration has enough on its plate.

 

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