Musk - I agree with how you describe much of our country's current shortcomings. However, to be fair, I don't believe you can lay these problems solely at the feet of Limbaugh, Fox, and Republicans. We are here because politicians of both parties allowed us to get here. Special interests have controlled so many decisions - by Republicans and Democrats alike. All that you describe didn't happen overnight or begin only in the last 8 yrs. We've been heading here for 40 yrs.
Sorry, I just broke my rule of never posting political commentary on a msg board.
Unfortunately, much of what has occurred has been on the Republican watch and the politico-economic philosophy that has supported it has been what I call "look the other way", let's have "free markets" (ra-ra-ra), Republicanism.
Now, the advocates of "personal responsibility" don't want to take responsibility --- how convenient, how cowardly, how lame.
I don't think it's that simple. Example - Detroit's predicatment is due to 'Republicanism'? I think it has more to do with the evolution of arrogant management, and a union controlled (Democratic supported - maybe even 'look the other way') industry.
My whole point is to blame one party or group, or even a general philosophy not fair, or healthy.
But, it could be worse; it appears Europe is going to have an even bigger struggle.
As you can read, their authorities are primarily to maintain a mutual monetary system and oversee the expenditures of the federal government. They fund the military and the fed gov, they declare war, cover issues of immigration, and interstate commerce. You will note there is ZERO, nada rights given to them in the areas of healthcare or education.
As you can read, his authorities are primarily running the military, foreign policies, and making treaties. There is ZERO, nada rights given to him in the areas of healthcare or education.
The tenth Amendment specifically states that "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."
Our constitution establishes a federated republic. Each state is suppose to be sovereign with the federal gov ONLY getting the powers conceded to it by the state. The federal government has no right to take tax dollars from the states for education or health, and no right to dictate back on how the states handle either of those two functions on the condition of getting federal funding – which is how they play the game. The Department of HHW is in violation of the Constitution. Both the President and Congress are in violation of the Constitution and authorities granted them. And not upholding the Constitution is grounds for impeachment.
Just a few accomplishments of parental/state education before federal intervention and its demand for separation of church from “public” schools:
Harvard College was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Puritans) and was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown, a young minister.
Yale traces its beginnings to "An Act for Liberty to Erect a Collegiate School," passed by the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut on October 9, 1701 in an effort to create an institution to train ministers
The history of Princeton goes back to its establishment by "New Light" Presbyterians; Princeton was originally intended to train Presbyterian ministers. It opened at Elizabeth, New Jersey, under the presidency of Jonathan Dickinson as the College of New Jersey.
The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private Roman Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. It was founded by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, who was also the school's first president. It was established as an all-male institution on November 26, 1842