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  • Reply to: The Poison Papers Expose Decades of Collusion between Industry and Regulators over Hazardous Pesticides and Other Chemicals   4 months 2 weeks ago
    How are these poison papers used? Are they in toxic dumps? Where are they located at this time? Thanks so much for the SR. Love your research!. My Best to you! Ann
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   4 months 3 weeks ago
    What is wrong with “drain the swamp”? Both Republican and Democrat are taxpayer money laundering by giving money to their favored entities and receiving part of that taxpayer money back to themselves. Both are insider trading. They are taking their knowledge and cashing in on stocks, cheating their fellow investors trying to maintain a retirement account . Is there a reason not to “drain the swamp” here? How about wanting to eliminate programs and return us to the past? Amendment X tells us some tasks are for the federal government and others for the states. Return those tasks and both can focus their own responsibilities. such as protecting our waters. If this author sees these as a bad things, what other things is she mistaken about? It would seem that ALEC runs the Convention of states. There are many other individuals and groups involved. Read Amendment X then look at the Constitution from that perspective. Too much hate and misrepresentation, not enough substance.
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   4 months 3 weeks ago
    " ALEC pushes policies that take us back to a federal government sitting on the sidelines while people suffered and starved, drank contaminated water and sustained injuries at work with no recourse." It would seem Ms. Taylor believes the purpose of federal government is to protect its people from the risks of living rather than protect the natural rights we have been bestowed - "among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". When our enemies, either foreign or domestic, seek to deprive us of our given rights, Washington has both the power and the duty to protect our exercise of those rights. Food, water, and work environment are benefits we have the responsibility to provide from our own effort. The risks of life are inherent everywhere. It's irrational to think that government's job is to protect us from all risks.
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   4 months 3 weeks ago
    No, we don't intend it to give tax cuts to the wealthy at everyone else's expense. One of the things I hope COS does is that it will end the Fed Ed atrocity known as Common Core, the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and more that will, if not stopped, turn us into a planned economy where the government and Big Business determine where we work. Another thing we can gut is all this government spying. I believe they are going way past the bounds of the Fourth Amendment and need to be put back in line. And yes, I'd like to use this to get rid of Export Import Bank and other crony subsidies for Big Business.
  • Reply to: The ALEC Swampland   4 months 3 weeks ago
    The problem with Congress is representatives who believe they are sent to Washington to solve every problem. We at Convention of States believe health care and such issues are best solved without adding layers of bureaucracy. We are after less government interference. The 17th amendment is a great option along with term-limits.

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