posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 01:11 PM
So, I was thinking about where I stand politically, and I see some virtues in socialism, but at the same time America is huge, and I hardly believe
one government can represent both Los Angeles and southern utah at the same time effectively - You go from far left, to far right and I was thinking..
Why can't we have a small federal government - Very small, in fact, and larger state governments that have control of how social benefits are
dispersed, and even their own laws for the most part- This would give us a wide variety of ideas, states could emulate what's working, and could get
rid of things that aren't. From education to law enforcement, from healthcare to drug laws, and everything inbetween - It would let us define each
state individually while giving us a chance to emulate what works best. Want lower crime? Emulate governors/mayors that put in place policies that
seem to be working on those fronts. Want higher graduation rates? Same idea.
I've always been for larger state governments, and a smaller fed. You can hold a governor, mayor or city councilman a lot more responsible than you
can senators/congressman as well. What does ATS think?
Also, I think a Question/Answer forum should exist - No stars or flags, simply a place where people can ask questions to other ATS members without
fumbling around as to where they should make their post. Polls would be awesome in that forum, too!