To the editor:
America has reached a tipping point. Not only has the federal government grown in spending but in its reach to state and local governments.
The federal government now dominates activity that was traditionally reserved to the states, leaving little or no room for state-level innovation in policy areas such as education, transportation, health care, welfare and even law enforcement. They have so grossly expanded public-sector debt that, as of today, each and every man, woman and child carries a debt burden of over $45,000.
How much debt will accrue by the time our children are grown?
I would like to introduce the group Constitution As The Solution (CATS) to the people of Harrison County. CATS was formed last year by a group of individuals who want to see a more limited government, less spending and hold legislators accountable at all levels.
Our mission is to inform and educate the community not only on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and other documents created by our Founding Fathers, but also on current events and issues that are of great concern to us all. CATS members want to keep America the great nation that she is and to do that we, the People, need to be educated.
CATS is not Republican, Democrat or Independent. It is made up of like-minded citizens from all parties, affiliations and ways of life – citizens who are concerned that our country is headed for crisis; that the rapid growth of government has been too involved in our way of life; and that unless we take a stand and practice restraint, we’ll not recover for decades.
It is a group of individuals who want to see fiscal responsibility at all levels of government and a return to the principles and ideals of the Constitution of the United States of America.
Members of CATS have taken the integrity and values and scope of the Tea Party and used them as the basic concept for their group charter.
CATS welcomes Harrison County citizens and encourages everyone to make a difference. We meet the third Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. in Faith Hall, 1760 US Hwy 27 South, just past U.S. 62 West. On March 15 and April 19, our topics will be the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Instructor will be Professor Chris Browning from Maysville College.
By joining together, we can and will be able to rein in spending and regulation to once again achieve the freedoms we won over 200 years ago.