What Should Lawmakers Do Now? A Reason Policy Agenda for the 114th Congress.


Like dogs that long chased a car and finally caught the dubious prize, the new, Republican-controlled Congress faces an important question: What do we do with the damned thing now?

Fortunately, Reason and friends have some ideas for what comes next. We recommend incrementally reforming immigration, cutting out the source of surveillance state abuses, fixing the Interstates, getting the feds out of the drinking age business, closing the emergency spending loophole, keeping law enforcement on a tighter leash, rethinking education funding, and so very much more.

It all stacks up to an agenda for nudging the federal government in a direction that's a little more affordable, a lot more respectful of Americans' liberty, and perhaps even effective at performing a few of the responsibilities with which it's been entrusted.

Click here for the full Reason Policy Agenda for the 114th Congress

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  1. There you go again, Reason, with your fanatical anarchist agenda for turning the country into a howling wilderness, where the wolves and the zombies compete to see who can eat you first.

  2. What do we do with the damned thing now?

    Whatever it takes to keep it!

  3. Their actual agenda: spending, more spending, disappointment, despair, and even more spending.

  4. What do we do with the damned thing now?

    Move a little more to the left to show how bipartisan they are, flip their constituents the bird, and give Obama everything he ever dreamed of and more?

  5. Mass seppuku?

  6. ” Fortunately, Reason and friends have some ideas for what comes next.”

    Fuck you cut spending.

  7. I think if I could magically get rid of 1 thing it would be the WOD. It hits on every libertarian note. Less government spending, lower imprisionment, more personal freedom, less excuses to violate our civil rights, new economic growth avenues, and more I’m not thinking of right now.

  8. How about not passing any new laws until every law on the books is examined to determine if it should be left on the books or repealed?

    1. You can’t repeal laws. You can amend them, but repeal just isn’t an option. You see, lots of hard work went into making them, and they all start with good intentions. Besides, as a legislator you don’t want to go through all the hard work of crafting legislation only to have it repealed by a later Congress. Once the precedent is set for repealing shitty legislation, then legislators will have to worry about their legislation being repealed in the future. They don’t want that!
      So, just as cops look the other way when one of their own abuses their power because they want their brothers to look the other way when they abuse their power, legislators do not repeal legislation because they don’t want their legislation to be repealed in future sessions.

  9. It’s all fine and dandy to ask “What should our lawmakers do?”, but let’s be real here and consider what they’ll actually do:

    Step 1. Ask themselves “What’s the right thing to do?”
    Step 2. Immediately do the opposite.

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