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1 posted on 02/01/2004 4:31:37 PM PST by Voice in your head
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To: Voice in your head
You forgot the FAA, which is currently in the Dept. of Transportation.

I'd also caution that outside of political junkies (like most of us here), most people seem to prefer to avoid change, especially large change. I'd like to see most of the changes you detailed, but I don't think a candidate for federal office is likely to win a majority of the thousands of votes needed by advocating something so radical. After 70+ years of increasing federalism and government growth, I think baby steps are the only workable way to achieve limited-government goals.
2 posted on 02/01/2004 6:25:50 PM PST by FreedomFlynnie (Your tagline here, for just pennies a day!)
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Good list. I will try to comment more later, but a great start!
7 posted on 02/08/2004 10:51:05 AM PST by dcwusmc ("The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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eliminate the following:
Internal Revenue Service

Where will the government get its funds to operate from without the IRS?
8 posted on 02/09/2004 7:17:32 AM PST by B4Ranch ( Dear Mr. President, Sir, Are you listening to the voters?)
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This is the dream. But unfortunately, it will never happen. Why? Because although the history of this country was made largely by people who wanted to be left alone. That breed is long gone and pretty much totally replaced by the gammas produced by lackadaisical parents and the government schooling experiment.

Now America has become the land of those who cannot thrive when left to themselves.

It was a good run while it lasted.
9 posted on 02/09/2004 1:32:52 PM PST by RunningJoke
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I'm with you on a lot of that -- agriculture, education, all sorts of things can be eliminated from federal jurisfiction. But I'd keep things like the Department of Transportation, since that genuinely involves interstate commerce.
21 posted on 02/16/2004 10:57:21 PM PST by BackInBlack
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One more thing: how about just eliminating NASA? What good does it do human beings? And who gave the federal government the authority to explore space?
22 posted on 02/16/2004 10:59:17 PM PST by BackInBlack
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Sell the US Botanic Garden, Library of Congress, all museums, all galleries, and the National Zoo.

Should Congress be the only legislative body in the world without a library?

23 posted on 02/19/2004 6:06:00 PM PST by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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Years ago, I had a book titled "The Liberty Amendment', which has a pretty complete plan for paring the federal government down to a size where the income tax would not be needed. Obviously it never went anywhere, but it still seems like a good idea.
28 posted on 03/02/2004 1:49:31 PM PST by Celtman (It's never right to do wrong to do right.)
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