Don’t you get tired of it? There seems to be no aspect of our lives that the government doesn’t have a law or regulation telling us what we can and cn not do. Well, one Mr. Jack Rudd is proposing a rule with which I could happily live. He calls it The Reverse Pelosi Rule :
Nancy Pelosi famously declared, “We must vote for (Obamacare) to find out what’s in it.”
With so many federal departments and agencies running off the rails from scandals and from utter arrogance by their public servants, and in view of our astoundingly large government debt, I propose the reverse of the Pelosi rule, as follows:
“We have to eliminate agencies and departments to find out whether we need them.”
I like the way this guy thinks.
If we are unsure whether a given agency or department is doing more harm than good, or if there is a question whether it is needed at all, then simply disband it, fire all of its employees, and then find out whether it is actually needed.
Take note if and how much private citizens complain about the absence of government. If necessary, then restart (with all new people) whatever small part of the department’s functionality is necessary to address their specific concerns. After a decent interval, whatever does not get restarted in this way automatically loses all of its enabling authority, and all of its past regulations become defunct.
Maybe we could extend the Reverse Pelosi Rule to all laws and Executive Orders, too. Imagine waking up each morning to see what agency, law, or EO had been eliminated and waiting to see the fall out. A bit chaotic, to be sure, but it would be entertaining. I wonder if Mr. Rudd would be willing to run for president? He’d have my vote.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?