It continues. Here is another example of the federal government politicians and bureaucrats sticking their collective noses into the rights of the people and the state. Again, they’re threatening to hold back federal transportation dollars if states don’t capitulate to the demands of Washington, D.C.
This must stop. The graft dollars states and local governments receive from the federal government comes with strings attached. Actually, they are not strings, rather aircraft-grade cable since it’s almost impossible to cut the strings at this point. We’re hooked, and totally dependent.
We’re losing the foundation of our country. If the states want different teen driving laws, they will make new laws and they have done so. This is all about central control, socialism, and central planning. The Washington politicians and bureaucrats want all the power, and since states are now officially hooked on federal funding for everything from state road maintenance, to new firetrucks to fancy street signs, they have the power to threaten you by withholding those dollars you so desperately need.
Three decades ago, Washington prodded the states to raise the legal drinking age to 21 by threatening to withhold federal transportation dollars if they didn’t.
The threat worked.
Now, Congress is looking at using similar threats to compel states to pass new driving laws covering everything from teen texting to minimum driving ages.
Provisions passed Wednesday in the Senate would urge states to implement, among other new rules, a three-stage licensing process — first a learner’s permit, then an intermediate one and finally a driver’s license.
I asked in a previous post today. At this point, what limits are on the federal government? Are there any at all?