Once again, we are threatened with a federal government “shutdown.”
Well, this citizen out in the hinterland says, “Bring it on!”
Most of the functions that would be interrupted aren’t really constitutional anyway, and we could do well without them. In fact, we should defund some of them permanently to help close the federal deficit.
“Shutdown” is a misnomer. Labeling it as such has been a huge rhetorical coup by apologists for unbridled federal power. In fact, it’s just a temporary pause in the otherwise-inexorable growth of federal spending.
Read the whole article originally published in The Hill on February 6, 2018.