Saturday, May 9, 2015

New WSJ Piece on the Regulation Freedom Amendment!

Thursday, May 7, 2015
From Today's Wall Street Journal


Bill  Cassidy and Louis Woodhill are right  that curbing overreaching federal regulators would stimulate economic growth. ("Dismal Growth Needs the 3.5% Solution," op-ed, May 1).  Unfortunately Congress seems too gridlocked to do so.

But just as James Madison and his team built a coalition of state and congressional leaders to force Congress to propose the Bill of Rights, a similar coalition including two-thirds of the states could force Congress to propose a constitutional amendment to require that Congress approve major new federal regulations.

Fourteen state legislative chambers have already passed resolutions urging that Congress propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment which says:

"Whenever one quarter of the members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the president their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that regulation."

Polls show that by a two-to-one margin voters would back the amendment.
Perhaps it is time for leaders in Washington to lead!

Roman Buhler
McLean VA

Page A14, Opinion,
Letters To The Editor

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Roman Buhler
The Madison Coalition
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