Sequestration: Yea or Nay?

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States Polski: Fragment preambuły Konstytucji Stanów Zjednoczonych (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some people are upset about sequestration. I do not think that sequestration is the most intelligent way to proceed with spending cuts. But spending cuts have to happen. If sequestration is a way to move the ball forward on cutting spending, then let’s proceed. Cutting back our spending on programs will always upset someone. Course corrections are not fun, just necessary. This is like when we have overspent our family budget and need to cut back on our lifestyle. That is not fun, but if we understand that it is necessary and that we have a higher goal in mind, we can bite the bullet. I think this is what lies at the heart of the rancor over increased taxes versus cutting spending. The people who have grown dependent on the programs of the federal government are going to be upset when those programs decrease. But if those cuts do not happen then a little way down the road our house of cards falls down upon itself.

The answer lies in carefully reading the Constitution to remind ourselves about those necessary areas of federal involvement. The best places to cut are those areas which the federal government should not and should never have been a part of. Some of these areas include: education, healthcare, food. Some of these areas might be surprising to the modern reader who has likely never read the Constitution for themselves. Please find a copy and read your Constitution today.
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