Notes, Examples, Data
7. Reserved powers
8. Fundamental rights
We are striving to see to it that all of the "Bad Laws and Policies" are repaired, replaced or repealed.
As you can imagine this will be a major undertaking. However, it will be a worthwhile effort because we will all benefit. Please join us. Help us become a vast number of people. The more of us there are, the more impact we will have and the more likely we will succeed.
We intend to not get focused on party politics, blame games or how we got into our current situation. Instead, we will focus on how to get beneficial changes put in place and how to prevent the creation of bad laws and policies in the future.
We seek to follow a reasoned pathway to change and prevention that will have broad-based appeal to all who will benefit from better laws and policies.
So, before we focus on the "bad laws and policies", let's think about the laws and policies that we would describe as "good."
Good laws and policies:
Are 1legal, 2constitutional, 3legitimate and more 4beneficial than 5harmful.
Are put in place in response to widely acknowledged problems and needs.
Are legitimized by receiving broad based support from the governed population.
Show a balance of wisdom and common sense in meeting the people's, the states' and the nation's needs for government regulation without infringing on the 6liberty, 7reserved powers and 8fundamental rights of the governed.
Apply equally to all people in the governed population including those who create and implement the laws and policies.
On the other hand, "bad laws and policies" may be illegal, unconstitutional, illegitimate and/or more harmful than beneficial.
They may also be unbalanced and applied unequally and may even exempt elites, special interests or groups within the population.