Author Topic: Federalism in the Trump era: Conservatives should commit to decentralization  (Read 475 times)

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Offline corbe

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Conservatives should commit to decentralization...

That will have to happen outside of and apart from the Republican Party.  The Republican party wants Statism as readily as the Democrats do.

It is why the Republican party is working so hard to make ObamaCare their own and tweak it so that the pain is less acute before they help bring Single Payer online.
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Can't get people to commit to decentralization at the same time they demand fealty to Trump.

People elect individual congressmen to represent a limited number of people in their districts (which is federalism at work) only to have them threatened with destruction if they oppose Trump in any way.

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Can't get people to commit to decentralization at the same time they demand fealty to Trump.

People elect individual congressmen to represent a limited number of people in their districts (which is federalism at work) only to have them threatened with destruction if they oppose Trump in any way.

Nearly the whole people in this country look at the federal Beast as a god.  Until you change the minds of the people so that they are willing to risk liberty and desire self-sufficiency with total responsibility for themselves and community  - then decentralization as a concept is an impossibility, much less be able to achieve it.
Fart for freedom, fart for liberty and fart proudly.  - Benjamin Franklin

...Obsta principiis—Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers and destroyers press upon them so fast that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon [the] American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour." - John Adams, February 6, 1775

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Nearly the whole people in this country look at the federal Beast as a god.  Until you change the minds of the people so that they are willing to risk liberty and desire self-sufficiency with total responsibility for themselves and community  - then decentralization as a concept is an impossibility, much less be able to achieve it.

What Invar said.  I was going to point out that Trump is merely a symptom of the problem. 
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