Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Subsidiarity” is the Conservative political principle that says things ought to be managed at the lowest level of organization capable of handling them. School lunches, for example, should be selected by millions of individual Moms, not dictated by The First Lady of The United States.
President Obama is committed to this principle. We will now screen arriving international air travelers for Ebola symptoms but those who exhibit symptoms will be a problem for local health officials, not the CDC or national government.
When immigration amnesty plans caused millions of illegal aliens to swamp the Mexican border, Congress gave extra money to pay local cops overtime rather than beef up Customs.
It’s good to see the President embracing Tea Party principles of government. If only Republicans were this good at it.
Politics is the worst possible way to deal with the realities of the world around us.