Saturday, May 14, 2016

Federal Bureaucracy "Writes our laws"

After a government edict, bathrooms will have to cater to the sexes differently. Notice there was no law passed, some bureaucrat in some part of government decided to change the way we run our lives with a new directive, with the power of federal government backing it up. There could be significate costs associated with complying with this law. Bathrooms could run about $150K to construct for each institution so cited and naturally the dollars are not forthcoming from the Federal Government.

Now you know why ranchers were so fed up with the Bureau of Land Management when they told farmers they couldn't graze where they were grazing or they had to pay fees. No law was passed, some bureaucrat wrote a directive and it became the law of the land.

Resort spas all over the country had to install lifts for quad and paraplegics to use the swimming pools at a very significant cost. No mention was made that they probably don’t have control of their bodily functions. The "law" was written by some Federal bureaucrat and so shall it be.

Many land owners have not been able to enjoy their purchase of land because of environmental regulations like the snail darter or some other endangered species, which are directives created by some person with a “Save the whales” mentality.

We are beginning to notice that Federal agency’s can write directives that are enforceable in all 50 states. The justness of these directives is never in question; it is your violation of them that is in question. You need about 200K to fight one of these disagreements in court, and the trouble is, you might not live long enough to see your docket date in court.

North Carolina wrote a state law to countermand the issued directive of a federal agency. The protestors think that the law is directed to discriminate against trans gender’s. Wrong the law is directed at the Federal agency that thinks that it can dictate its will on the people. Some federal agency wants the states to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to provide separate bathrooms for 10,000 people, this is crazy! Who gets to pay for it?

We have to wake up and realize that these federal agencies are writing directives on a federal level that are considered laws of the land. They have completely screwed up the food menus at high schools in California. The food they demand be provided may be healthy but it gets thrown in the trash. Ever eat a whole wheat burrito? Each meal has to have a fruit and that goes in the trash.

The big teaser with the Federal Government directives, if the state does not follow them, the Federal subsidy money will not go to the state.

There are a lot of people that want to enforce on others their “justifiable" righteous thinking on the issue. We need to stop this snowballing bureaucracy from layering us with more directives that make absolutely no sense. We should be a government of laws, not government directives. Being against bathrooms for trans genders is not anti anything issue. This is a non perfect world and there is no perfection in a non perfect world especially if someone needs to pay for it.

Why do we need to punish a state for saying no to a government directive? State's rights is the real issue. Less government intervention is the key. If the Federal Government wanted to make a real impression about bathrooms, how about a directive to keep them clean and stocked with toilet paper? How about rest rooms for the homeless?-- that's a far bigger group than the trans genders. But I digress--- Just give me back my McDonald's French fries deep fried in animal fat.


roadgeek said...

Civil war coming. It's 1859.

Anonymous said...

Federal subsidy money = Federal 'hostage' money.

Ok - Off to find my snail darter stew recipe. Please RSVP if you are coming to dinner.

Have a good weekend Jim.

dAn mAc

dearieme said...

Be careful what you wish for. When the food zealots finally catch up with the science, they'll start to insist that you eat all your food fried in animal fats whether you feel like it or not.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi dearieme

When the government starts telling me how to cook my food and what bathroom to use, they are probably going a tad too far.

Kind of makes you wonder if some of these bureaucrats need to quit government employment and get a real job. They definitely have too much time on their hands doing absolutely nothing, looking for some regulation to re-tweak.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi Dan Mac

Can't make it to dinner. Thanks for the invite.

I'm making some Obama stew. Two old leather shoes a belt and an empty wallet boiled until tender. It has a little more "body" than snail darter stew--tastes the same--awful

Take care

AIM said...

The push to transfer states rights to the Federal government began with Lincoln (the Great Emancipator my ass). The Federal government is a Leviathan and needs to be cut back down to size (about 1/3 of what it currently is). They keep getting more and more involved in and taking control of our businesses and personal lives. One day the straw that breaks the camel's back will show up and this system will be overthrown. Perot, Paul and Trump are the beginning phase of the people starting to reorganize and put government in its place... a entity that is supposed to serve the people and be conducive to productivity, liberty and freedom. We've really gone off the rails.