Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Why More Gridlock in Congress is Good for America | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on November 9, 2018

By Joe Jarvis

Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate, and Democrats took the House.

Surely this will cause more gridlock. Less will get done. Fewer bills will pass. Each side’s agenda will be watered down.

And that is about the best results we could hope for.

The less that gets done the better. For everyone.

Calvin Coolidge was the last President to understand this… or at least to care.

Every President tries to leave his mark on the country. But usually, it is a blemish.

President from 1923-1929, Calvin Coolidge said, “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”

He was famous for his vetoes.

And that’s why history hardly remembers him. Because he wasn’t desperate for attention and recognition. He was actually a steward of what he believed to be the best interests of the American people. And the economy boomed during his tenure.

That is why things like the filibuster were built into Congressional procedings. A fillibuster is when a member of Congress takes the podium, and talks and talks in an attempt to prevent a vote.

This is a tool in the toolbox to cause more gridlock, and prevent all but the most important bills with mass support from passing.

If we were lucky, not a single piece of legislation would pass in the next two years. Imagine that, a two-year government shut down… Unfortunately not all that much actually shuts down during a government shut down.

The left and right do tend to end up “compromising.” They both agree to increase spending even more, increase the debt, and the powers of the surveillance and police state grow.

One definition of compromise: “to cause the impairment of.”

The USA was long ago compromised…

Be seeing you



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: