Sunday, January 18, 2015

Don't Promis Me College, Promise Me Freedom

In the article, Obama's free community college plan, published on on January 9, 2015, Judah Bellin discusses the President’s idea to provide two years of free community college to students.  Never mind the issues in the article that include, but are not limited to, the financial burden this puts on taxpayers or the meager qualification to participate in this proposed program; this should be a non-issue as the federal government has NO POWER to do such.  Neither the President, nor Congress has been allotted the constitutional power to implement such a program.  If this is deemed a worthy use of taxpayer money it should be done so by the people at the state and local level where the democratic power of the people reigns.

In our book, Vigilance: The Price of Liberty, we discuss the various failed educational programs implemented by the federal government.  The blatant disregard for study and project outcomes by the government is appalling as they are wasting taxpayer money.  Why not follow the framework put forth by our governing document, the Constitution, and allow for the localities to decide where their money will be spent and thus, get the biggest bang for their buck.

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