Senator John Kennedy's Fox News interview made the rounds on social media last week, and most pundits focused on his call for Republicans to hold their Senate seats in Georgia.
But he made a comment at the end of his interview that deserves just as much attention.
"Do you really want the federal government making your health care decisions for you and running the health care delivery system?" he asked. "If you think the federal government should do that, I want you to close your eyes and imagine living in a world designed by the Post Office."
Sen. Kennedy was arguing against a Democratic takeover of the Senate, but his comment holds an even larger truth.
Bureaucratic agencies -- especially giant agencies at the federal level -- are plagued with incompetence, inefficiencies, and corruption. This is because bureaucrats aren't accountable to the people they're supposed to serve. They're accountable to their bosses, who have one goal: the perpetuation of the agency.
This is why the Post Office and the DMV are infamous for their poor service and long wait times. Bureaucrats aren't paid by their "customers." They're paid by the government, which doesn't care if people have to wait a long time at the DMV.
Allowing the federal government to take over the healthcare, energy, or any other industry will perpetuate this failed bureaucratic system on a national level. The Veteran's Affairs hospitals are proof enough that such a system would end in terrible service and poor quality of care.
But federal politicians always want more power, and they'll never stop trying to capture more areas of American life. That's why we need to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government as a whole, and we can do it with a Convention of States.
A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can end the threat of bureaucratic takeover by reducing the topics under federal jurisdiction. Amendments can clarify, for example, that only the states can legislate on education, which would eliminate the need for a federal Department of Education.
Federal officials will never stop trying to take more power for themselves, but we shouldn't have to worry that a single election (or two elections in Georgia) will forever change our country. We need to put the feds back in their constitutional box, and we can do it with an Article V Convention of States.
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