Monday, August 24, 2009

Now What?

Back on February 14, 2009, Prof. William Jacobson said, "I told you so." Today he can't keep up with all the failures:

I can't keep up with all the ways in which this administration is failing. From the health care restructuring proposals gone sour, to the slippage in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the appeasement of Hugo Chavez and Iran and the bullying of Honduras, to the end of the special relationship with Israel, to the burgeoning budget deficits, to the unraveling of our intelligence capabilities, to the likely double-dip recession, to the mounting job losses, to the stimulus boondoggle, and on and on.

So as we sit only eight months in to the Obama administration, the question is, "What now?" Reversing the damage would be great but unrealistic in the foreseeable future. The immediate goal has to be slowing down the progression of failure. Earlier I had an interesting back and forth with Smitty from The Other McCain.

I, as I have for some time, lamented the lack of a strong conservative leader. In turn, Smitty suggested that we should be wary of charismatic leaders who appear out of thin air to lead a disillusioned people out of the desert. He further suggested, "... getting 34 States to call an Article V convention and break the Federalism Amendment off where DC sits?" and "A coalition of governors can move the ball."

Exactly. The only way we are going to reign in a runaway federal government is for the states to re-assert themselves in to our government as mandated by our Constitution. The states have subjugated themselves to the federal will and the result has been epic fail to the nth degree. It falls on our governors to step up, take control of the situation and ensure that our states are returned to their Constitutionally guaranteed preeminence.

A painless solution? No, but far less painful than continuing on our current path.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi, all fifty states have applied for the Article V Convention, we are currently mandated to convoke a convention so that delegates can build consensus as to what could possibly be ratified today. that would likely be electoral reform as transparent elections are critical to having a free society.