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Should any executive departments or agencies be eliminated and why?

  1. Dennis AuBuchon profile image83
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 3 years ago

    Should any executive  departments or agencies be eliminated and why?

    There are hundreds of executive departments and agencies in the federal government the responsibilities of which are not identified in the Constitution should they be eliminated and why?

  2. Robert the Bruce profile image60
    Robert the Bruceposted 3 years ago

    Yes. Every agency that has no Constitutional responsibilities should be eliminated. I refer you to the Tenth Amendment:

    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    The Federal government was never intended to be as overreaching as it currently is. The people have allowed it to become so.

    1. Snøwman profile image59
      Snøwmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this 100%.

  3. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 3 years ago

    When the country was founded the entire population of the country was less than the current population of Chicago, and there were only a handful of cities with more than 5,000 people, which today is the size of a large high school.

    Not to mention the astronomical differences in technology and interconnectedness, both between ourselves and other nations. There are plenty of places in the government to trim off some fat, but getting rid of things because they aren't in the Constitution is silly. Doing so completely ignores the will and purpose of the people that created those additions in the first place.

    Our Constitution is pretty spartan. It is a framework, a foundation, not the beginning and end of everything. It was specifically intended to have some flexibility to adjust to changing conditions, and it has. Even were there a discrepancy between it and the current government, the solution is to change the Constitution, not scrap the government.

  4. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    All not identified in the Constitution should be eliminated. Why? Because power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    After 1861, the federal government became far less a servant of the people and more its master.