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The Red Pen Campaign

That government is best which governs least.

–Thomas Paine

So, if the founders understood that “less is more” in government, how did we get to the point where we are passing the bills to find out what is in the bills because they are just too darned big for one person to read in a single sitting? Sadly, the prevailing mindset for legislators, on local and national levels, is to go to their respective capitols and write and write, more and more legislation.

In fact, they actually campaign on the promise of writing and passing as much new law as possible. It has become a trademark of a successful legislator. The idea that lawmakers have to make laws to justify their own existence is indefensible. Conservatives used to operate under the premise that small government was the best government. Shouldn’t we expect them to understand that we are electing them to monitor government and keep it from growing out of control, instead of writing legislation? Shouldn’t they be traveling to their respective capitols with that as their primary focus? It is time to re-itroduce the idea, into the culture and to politicians, that it is not the job description for our elected representation to bloat governmental bureaucracy. Conservative principles are based on maintaining small government and promoting personal responsibility. We need to re-educate our representation about what we expect from them.

Have you ever wondered what government would look with line item veto power in the hands of the executive branch? Its time for the people to take matters into their own hands and do what your government will not. Support the Red Pen Campaign philosophy and send a message to your elected leaders. Tell them to streamline bloated government and work to eliminate extraneous laws instead of adding to already excessive expanded legislation.

We, for so long, have forgotten as citizens of this great nation, that we have a responsibility to hold accountable our elected leadership by reminding them of our expectations. We also have a responsibility to be informed about the issues that stimulate over-legislation and the fine print hidden in the surplus of laws that shape our culture. Send a copy of the Red Pen Campaign philosophy to your elected officials along with a copy of your favorite over bloated, unnecessary, freedom stifling legislation. Mark through, with a red pen, aspects of the bills/statutes/resolutions that need to be eliminated. It is imperative for you to be aware of the intentions and actions of your representation and it is also imperative that you act to let them know how you feel because no one else is going to do it for you!

Red Pen Campaign

Copyright 2011 Culture Vigilante

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 18, 2012 8:30 pm

    Very interesting!

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