How To Talk About…
REBUILDING
CONSTITUTIONAL
GOVERNMENT

TRUE TO THE CONSTITUTION


  • All elected and appointed officials, at all levels of government, swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and are bound to remain true to the Constitution.

BALANCED GOVERNMENT


  • Restoring constitutional government will not happen overnight, nor will it result from a single election, judicial decision, executive order, or piece of legislation. It requires targeted reforms that focus the federal government on its primary obligations and restore accountability to voters.

DOLLARS AND DECISIONS CLOSE TO HOME


  • For decades now, the U.S. has tried putting more power and money into Washington to solve local problems. Things have only worsened. It is time to return power and responsibility for these local issues to the states and allow them to craft policies tailored to the needs of their own citizens.

PRINCIPLES FOR
GOVERNING CONSTITUTIONALLY


  1. Recognize that not every issue has a national focus and that certain problems should be dealt with at the state or local level, or in the hands of individuals.
  2. Revive competitive federalism by allowing states to freely enact policies they deem appropriate.
  3. Write clear laws and cease delegating legislative power to bureaucratic agencies.
  4. Utilize the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to disapprove major agency rules.
  5. Reclaim the power of the purse to fund and defund the programs Congress sees fit.

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