As our private and government institutions continue to grow and centralize, despite those who claim to oppose such growth and centralization, professionals claim it is necessary to continue development of ever more complex and technical methods of management. The prevailing approach to managing megalithic private and government institutions has been through exponential growth in regulation. This growth in regulation is untenable because it fosters more growth to monitor and enforce the regulations it is supposed to be rectifying, and it continues to drive up government costs which are a major drain on desperately needed funds which fuel the nation’s economic engines.
KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid. When this nation was founded, the architects of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution developed an eloquent and fundamental approach to government. “We hold these truths to be self-evident” meant that anyone with any degree of intelligence or education would comprehend their meaning.
“That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Although there were some, at the time, who considered some people to be fractionally “men”, the fundamental truth was indisputable; God Himself, the ultimate moral authority, had created human beings with fundamental rights.
“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. The self-evident purpose of government was simply to make those God-given rights SECURE, and those who participated in that government would have no powers or privileges which were not derived from consent of the governed!
For good measure, the founding fathers threw in a remedy for government which ceased to secure the blessings of liberty and began to engage in activities and policies which exceeded the mandate previously expressed. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
To demonstrate how the rights of states were intended to function in a national union which derived it’s just powers from consent of the people it governed, they also added the ninth and tenth amendments. The ninth amendment guaranteed that some tyrant, in the future would not try to LIMIT our God-given rights to those specified previously. On the other hand, the tenth amendment limited the power of the federal government to those specified in the Constitution.
It was a simple form of government for complicated people who love to fabricate complex problems. As long as there is recognition and validation of the diversity of God’s creation, within a framework where NOBODY is superior or inferior, always seeking some common denominator which would integrate some (if not all) of everyone’s needs, government would move ever closer to perfection. Can we just get back to basics and keep it SIMPLE?
There should be nothing complicated or confusing about the VALUES we embrace and support. I am sick to death with those charlatans who divert and divide us by proposing issues of personal morality. I personally embrace the SIMPLE values which are the cornerstone of this nation. The moral issues which continually bewilder and befuddle us are issues which should be dictated by faith and conscience – NOT government. Nor should government be involved in providing fiscal incentives to immoral activities. Partisan activities which advocate VALUES which transcend or supercede CORE VALUES are a detriment to the function of government. If one should feel compelled to engage in partisan participation, the party should be the party of CORE VALUES – LIMITED government securing (as in making more SECURE – fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost) our God-given rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Whether it is local or national, we cannot allow our VALUES to be compromised!