Mike Kolls (L) for Congress

United States House of Representatives
Texas District #24 - map

email - Rep@tx24.us


New Federalism


Amendment IX. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

As you can see, the full and final authority rests with WE THE PEOPLE. We are at the center of governance and gov’t. The power/reason flows out from us.

US Federalism is local action/control
There is an interesting twist occurring. Prior to 2017 the federal gov’t advanced Progressive, BIG gov’t. Those favoring BIG gov’t accepted the federal intrusion into the affairs of the sovereign states because Progressive ideas were advanced.

Goldwater Republicans (circa 1964) became “Conservative”… to stop Progressive advances. Mr Obama was right to label the GOP as “the party of no”.

Now in 2017, with a GOP Congress, Senate, and President the Progressive advance is being challenged and in small ways being dismantled. Blue states (Democratic majorities) are denying the federal dismantling efforts. They are invoking “states’ rights” to keep Progressive, BIG-gov’t plans in place.

Local action is constitutional and foundational. I can make better decisions for me and my family than anybody else, especially politicians and gov’t bureaucrats. My city has better insight that distant officials... Decisions and action start with The People. Sadly, just the opposite occurs today. Distant, federal edicts make demands upon citizens.

We The People are the full and final authority; we should establish public policy. Next, each sovereign state should do more for its citizens than a distant, ideological federal gov’t.

I am a Goldwater Republican, trying to halt federal “action”. I also agree with New Federalist Democrats who want to make social policy at a state-level. Social questions/convulsions do NOT “belong” to the federal gov’t.

The table is set (in blue states) for The People to engage in state-level governance.

Do citizens really want:


Page added July 2017


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