posted on Dec, 13 2006 @ 02:58 PM
It doesn't sound like we disagree. I should clarify. I'm not an anarchist, though I used to think I was for a few rebellious months. I support
having a government. In fact, I support states' rights. A lot of people raise a ruckus about gay marriage and such. I don't support a constitutional
ban on it; but I believe each state should be able to decide what it wants to do. In this way, if someone in Massachusetts doesn't like the policy of
the state, they can move to a different state.
However, when the federal government makes laws, you can't get away from them. There is no alternative. And, it's much harder to get federal law
changed than it is to get state law changed.
If you look at the Constitution very carefully, you'll see that it actually gives the federal government very few powers. Its primary concerns are
the defense of the states, a federal court system, and a couple minor things. Unfortunately, there is a phrase that says the government can do what is
deemed necessary for the well-being of the states. This has been exploited since the day it has been made, and Congress has used it as an excuse on
almost every law. There are some who argue that almost every law is unconstitutional, since it doesn't fall under the federal government's
The Constitution also explicity states that any right not given to the federal government, is exclusively reserved to the people and the states. This
is not the case. The federal government has become so powerful that it has essentially rendered states into little more than a geographic location. It
used to mean something when you were a Virginian, and you thought Pennsylvanians were a bit odd. Now, no one gives a rip, because everywhere you go
the federal government still controls everything.
I support cutting back the federal government to only its Constitutional responsibilities. Get rid of every other government program. Some might not
like this, but it would benefit us in the long run. Libertarians have a plan to do this, and in return you would never have to pay income tax again. I
can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want this, but I hope to see it fulfilled some day.