Shocking, ain’t it.
There is news out this morning that Karen Handel would take federal “race to the top” education grant money and Nathan Deal would not.
Deal is correct.
The greatest problem we as a state face right now is the greater entangling between the states and federal government. Until states pull back from the federal teet and exercise greater autonomy, Washington will continue to grow.
Nathan Deal voted for No Child Left Behind. About the only people in the House who voted against it were the serious conservatives like Jeff Flake, John Shadegg, and Mike Pence. I hope Deal realizes now, in his opposition to the race to the top grants, that his vote was an atrocious mistake.
I support Handel for Governor, but she is wrong on this issue. If elected, she should view her position as one that ceded eighteen specific powers to a federal system, but otherwise is the leader of a mostly sovereign state inside a federation.
If she goes into office assuming she is presiding over a vassal state subject to the lords in Washington, she will not move the ball down the field for freedom. That goes for the rest of them too.
The best way to start off is to start turning down federal money with all the strings attached to ensnare and entangle us.