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Trump Should Not Appoint Heads Of The EPA, Education, Energy, Etc.

The bigger and the better organized government becomes, the more powerful, controlling and corrupt it gets, and the more damage it does to the American system and the people it is supposed to serve. That’s why I believe that department heads for Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce should not be appointed by president-elect Trump, and here are the reasons I’ve reached this conclusion:

Since the formation of the Department of Education, we’ve consistently seen test scores and the general level of education in American schools decline. Our children are being taught liberal-thought and are not being educated even close to the level of education that children got in the 1800s. The education of our children used to be a local function, but since the federal government has taken control of it, it has become more expensive and no longer teaches children the truth about their nation nor how to think freely and logically.

Since the formation of the Department of Energy the ability of our nation, via our energy companies, to extract crude oil and natural gas from the earth has been greatly restricted and controlled by government, and even with a project like the Keystone pipeline, which even Obama and his Secretary of State said was a worthy project and caused no conflicts or problems, government still sets roadblocks in the way of this essential delivery of energy to America, and Keystone is still stalled. And, since the formation of the Department of Energy, the cost of gasoline for automobiles and natural gas for American homes has increased enormously, thus offering confirmation that big government hurts American citizens.

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Since the formation of the EPA the number of job-killing, business-hobbling regulations has become equal to the flow of the Mississippi River and has hurt the earning capacity of all Americans. Americans would live happier, more prosperous lives if the EPA were vacated. The EPA and all of its volumes of regulations could not stop a disaster like the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply from happening, and this socialist, anti-capitalist group should be disbanded and its enabling legislation repealed.

Since the formation of the Department of Commerce an increasing number of corporations have fled the United States and settled in foreign countries seeking fewer restrictions, fewer regulations, lower taxes and cheaper labor. Commerce has been a flop. Disband it.

My plea for Mr. Trump to not appoint department heads for government departments that have harmed Americans and made their lives less pleasant is not a criticism of him and his power-transfer staff, it’s rather a different approach to “draining the swamp”, which I’m pleased to say is under way with this new president.

And with thousands of top government positions to fill, if a few hundred of these positions were left vacant, government would be smaller, less costly, less restrictive, and better. Go Trump!

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.

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