Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Open Season! No Limits!

Here's your chance to get involved and really make a difference to the government. First go here and read what has got to be the most engaging Executive Order ever published. I defy anyone to find a better one. Example:
Section 1.  Purpose.  This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code), components of agencies, and agency programs.
 Can you think of any part of the executive branch that no one would miss if it disappeared in a cloud of shredded red tape? Keep in mind that this includes some 15 bureaucracies that begin with the words "Department of..." and are represented on the presidents cabinet. Also note that rules promulgated by these agencies would remain in place unless repealed by the congress.
(b)  The Director shall publish a notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to suggest improvements in the organization and functioning of the executive branch and shall consider the suggestions when formulating the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section.
So you have been invited to the party. BYOC (Bring Your Own Chainsaw). Suggestions should include any legislation required to complete the job including stuff needing repeal. The current OMB Director is Mick Mulvaney. Here's a sample letter:

Dear Director Mulvaney:

 In accordance with E.O. of 13 Mar, 2017 I would like to propose that the Bureau of ATF&E be disbanded in its entirety, all its current functions be ceased and desisted, and all its personnel up to and including its director be immediately deported. To this end only 2 pieces of legislation should be required, to wit the repeal of the Gun Control Act of 1934 and the GCA of 1968.

   Regarding the deportations. As the employees of the BATFE are widely known to be the spawn of Satan, deportation to Hell would be most appropriate. The closest approximation to Hell being Detroit, we the people will consider their removal to any spot within the Detroit city limits as sufficient to the task.

Other agencies serving no obviously useful purpose include the Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, HUD, Interior, Transportation, EPA, and Agriculture. Enforcement of any rules and regulations emanating from any of these departments can be handled by the Justice department who should be encouraged to petition the congress for repeal for any such as seem without saving virtue.

Thank you for your consideration
John Q Public 

1 comment:

pigpen51 said...

I agree up to a point. As a resident of Michigan, even if I do live on the west side of the state on the lake, I find it morally indefensible to force upon us the BATFE bunch. In much the same way that most states opposed closing GITMO and bring the inmates to their states, it would endanger myself and my family too much with no redeeming value attached to it. A much better solution would be to send them to the European Union, where they would feel much more at home, and could be put to work helping to continue to make sure that citizens were unable to own firearms for the defense of themselves and their loved ones. And we should hurry, as I see rumblings that some of the rogue states are getting ready to enact laws protecting their own gun rights, to forestall the EU from taking them away in a broad sweeping motion.