|Ruminations on Regulators|
|Thursday, January 19, 2012|
I’m an ole Tennessee ridge runner raised on the Cumberland Plateau and living most of my life on the Highland Rim. I know about regulators and how we handled them. What we need is a branch of government to regulate the regulators. The purpose of this group, made up of blue collar workers and active enlisted military which do the actual work, would be to block regulators from enforcing regulations that hurt the economy and get our men and women injured and killed in war. They would have the power to override regulations that make no common sense, whether they came from the PC (political correct) government made regulations.
These regulators of regulators would be able to require all levels of government to live with the PC regulations they legislate. For example, if the government at any level believed in open borders, they would be required to pay, out of their salaries, the upkeep of illegal immigrants in their jurisdiction. For example, if a city declared its self as an open city, all the elected officials and their backers would be required to house the illegal immigrants rather than take it from taxes.
The PC crowd that supports legislation that puts our military in harm’s way with stupid rules of war, would be required to go to war zone and drive their expensive cars ahead of all the military in order to set off the IEDs. They would also be required to camp out and guard the perimeters of the camps in order to receive the first fire from the enemy in order that our military could respond and defend themselves. They would also be required to take the point in order to receive the first fire.
A city council that regulates signage to the point that business can’t be found without a GPS would be required to take addresses of their businesses from the local phone directory – to set an example. The same would hold true for businesses that do not display their street number. Politicians who support PC regulations would be required to sell their business and donate the funds to the deficient. They could then start a new business under the regulations they legislate. Once this is done the Dept. of Regulators would be dissolved.
Sound stupid? Of course it does. But I am just “ruminating” about putting regulators in their place.
Dale C. Flowers