When you read the full article you will see the reasoning behind DeMint’s conclusions, with which I agree. He discusses the growth of the Federal Government in the 20th century, social security, medicare, Obamacare, the deficit, income taxes, the Federal Reserve, the EPA, the Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Education.
Excerpt: “I’m trying to sound the alarm to Americans that this could be our last chance to turn things around and get them right,” DeMint said in Online With Terry Jeffrey interview.
In the book, DeMint says the nation’s political establishment, by bringing the nation to the brink of an unprecedented fiscal crisis, has put Americans at risk of losing their freedom.
“The political establishment in Washington is destroying our country, and only a determined effort by the American people can stop them,” DeMint wrote. “We are in serious trouble and very close to economic collapse. This is not hyperbole; Americans have never been this close to losing all the freedom, prosperity, and opportunity that generations of citizens and soldiers have fought and died to give us.”
“We are not getting the truth from the politicians or the media,” DeMint wrote.
DeMint says both legislators and citizens need to understand that the federal government’s role in American life is strictly limited by the U.S. Constitution.
“I took an oath to protect and defend a Constitution that limits what the federal government can do, and the explicit functions of the federal government are found in Article 1, Section 8,” DeMint writes. “The federal government is supposed to defend the nation, regulate commerce between the states, provide for national roads (‘postal roads’) and harbors, maintain a sound currency, protect private property rights, and promote justice. There are few other things the federal government should be doing–and our Founders limited its role precisely because they knw centralized power yields corruption.”
Read full CNS News article here.