Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Great Federalist Compromise

We've already had one Civil War:
Rather than argue secession, it would be better to revive federalism. The U.S. government has grown into a monster Leviathan, micro-managing the lives of 314 million Americans.

Reynolds suggested: "Let the central government do the things that only central governments can do — national defense, regulation of trade to keep the provinces from engaging in economic warfare from one another, protection of basic civil rights — and then let the provinces go their own way in most other issues."

If you're not happy, move to another state.

The U.S. faces a crisis of government. Instead of fighting to break up America, people should focus on devolving authority to states, localities, families and individuals.

Rediscovering federalism should become the new mantra in Washington.
Unfortunately, so far it hasn't been...

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