posted on Feb, 11 2017 @ 10:03 AM
I believe the Federal Government needs a massive reduction in power. I don't mean our current Administration - But, if you do happen to vehemently
oppose the current administration, maybe you'll see a valid point or two within my proposal to remove their power in general.
The government that has the power to bring into question/change our 2nd amendment rights has the power to question Roe vs Wade.
The government that has the power to ignore/deny someones religious freedoms, also has the power to ignore/deny Separation of Church and State.
The government that has the power to regulate business in ways that are beneficial for the people also has the power to regulate business in ways
detrimental for the people. ( Subsidies, corporate lobby-ism, small-business killing regulations, Obamacare... )
The government that has the power to tax us for causes we believe in, also has the power to tax us for things we do not.
The government that can force executive orders you support, can also force ones you oppose.
What I'm getting at is that all of us are very different - There is no "one size fits all" answer here, and as such, I believe that community,
county, and state government should inherit a lot of the power and responsibilities the federal government currently has - Some things may need to be
handled at the federal level, but I really believe it's a lot less than we imagine. If it's not in the constitution, I believe each state has the
right to do it's own business. ( For instance, tax-status of religious organizations - Utah might be great with it, California might deny charity
status - And I'm okay with that)
What do you think, fellow members of ATS - Do you think such a move could go well?