Transit Center 5

 

Troy Transit Center – Complete, but not opened yet…

In a previous blog post, I offered Troy City Council candidates the opportunity for free campaign space by responding to survey questions. This 2014 election, I’ll offer the same to all political candidates, posting their replies on the Patch and on the USA Melting Pot website.

  1. The Troy Transit Center is a government project with federal funds allocated by the state, approved by a 4-3 majority on the Troy Council. All three levels of government were involved: federal state and local. It has not yet opened because of an ownership dispute over the land. What lessons can be learned from this? (See more background in this article.)
  2. Have you read The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, by former Reagan Justice Department attorney and conservative talk show host Mark Levin?
  3. What do you think of the eleven specific amendments? You can read a summary of them in this National Review article. Should each of them be adopted, modified or discarded? Please explain.
  4. What other statements would you like to make on behalf of your campaign?I’ve read Levin’s book and would be interested to know what candidates for public office think of it.Term Limits for Congress, Supreme Court and More Control for State GovernmentsThe first amendment limits members to a total of 12 years in Congress! Supreme Court justices would also be limited to 12 year terms. Other provisions would return more decisions to the states and promote economic growth through the “laboratories of democracy.” (the states)

    The closer government is to the people it represents, the more responsive and less wasteful it will be.

    Fiscal Tipping Point

    President Franklin Roosevelt said, “Any Government, like any family, can for a year spend a little more than it earns. But you and I know that a continuation of that habit means the poorhouse.”

    America has reached the tipping point, where its debts will soon be unmanageable if it doesn’t act soon. The growth of the Federal Government must restrained. Levin’s Liberty Amendments may need some modification. But they are a good start, in my opinion.

    Offer to All Political Candidates

    I hope candidates choose to read this important book. Since my blog is the most widely read on the Troy Patch, I’ll offer all candidates the exposure to answer the above four questions and give them free publicity for their campaigns.

    As with the Troy Council election, I’ll print their responses in the order received.

Conservative columnist Dale Murrish writes on historytraveltechnologyreligion and politics for the Troy Patch. You can read his articles on other topics by clicking on the links.