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Off the Editor’s Desk 1-11-2023

It looks better after long process of 

choosing a new Speaker of the House

It was a long battle and 15 rounds of voting before the House of Representatives got a new speaker.

According to Robert Romano of Americans for Limited Government, “Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been selected as the 55th Speaker of the House of Representatives, a position he secured on the basis of a robust rules package that includes a new church committee that will be based as a subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee being headed by U. S. Rep. Jim Jordon (R-Ohio) to investigate documented abuses by the Justice Department, intelligence and other federal agencies that have spied on, infiltrated and even censored political campaigns, organizations and individuals.

“But the rules package, which also includes separate investigations into the Covid pandemic, its origins, funding gain of function research of novel Coronavirus in China including at the Wuhan virology lab, and the policies to enforce broad economic lock-downs, vaccines and other mandates that infringed on the civil liberties of the American people and another panel on the China tech threat, has not been adopted yet, making McCarthy’s first and most important test as Speaker.”

If you watched the proceedings over the election of a new Speaker of the House you would have been informed that some 20 Republicans members of the house were opposed to McCarthy’s election and they wanted more conservative views to be put in some sort of guarantee before they would vote for McCarthy.

I am happy to report that a number of things will be put forward under the Republican control of the House including the above mentioned Coronavirus investigation, bring back the requirement that the federal government operate under a balanced budget. The only draw back of that is the federal government will get ten years to get their financial house in order, and I probably will not be around to feel the good works that will come from a balanced budget which includes spending what you have and not going deeper in debt, but it’s a start.

Another, “It’s a start” is that there will be an attempt to place term limits on members of the House. That’s a start, but the term limits need to be placed on all federal elective officials so we can get those politicians out of office that have made the job a life time career with a big monthly retirement check.

Over the past weekend, President Joe Biden spent three hours at our southern border and I am wondering what his thoughts are about the number of people crashing our gates. The president will in time, I hope will change his policy about the southern border. I think that the only reason he went is that pressure from the new congress require him to make some sort of visit and maybe a policy change?

Since Biden took office in January 2021, there has been more than four million illegal border crossing, according to data by the U. S. Customs and Border Patrol. Of those, 1.9 million were deemed Title 8 inadmissible or Title 42 Covid restriction removals. The other 2.1 million were released into the country.

“The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity-unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.”—Henry Clay, 8th speaker of the House of Representatives, 1811 to 1825.

Thanks for reading! Carlton

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