Reason, logic and passion part II
And as I read the quote below from two of the three authors of the Federalist Papers, I now understand why they constrained the Congress to only being able to do what is proscribed in Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution (text ).
Yesterday as I was listening to Michael Medved on AM1280 The Patriot (2-5 p.m.) he was relating how he thought the goverment should be reduced 80%, that the departments of Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Agriculture (to name a few) should all be eliminated. That the ONLY Department that should expand is Defense. And I'm shouting "Go Michael"!!! as I had just said that the Federal Register should be reduced to 20% of it's current size.
After all, wouldn't logic dictate the we should reduce or eliminate a thing that is first of all illegal (unConstitutional) , and not expand a thing that doesn't work and is even counter-productive? Look again at the Hamilton/Madison quote and know why we work from January to July to pay for government .