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Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by BingeBob
The fact is, we don't want a nation that is ultimately governed by the fed's. Give more power back to the states. The federal gov't is way too large as it is; it needs to be trimmed back.
The 50 states are doing just fine being independent members of the United States. Sometimes we forget that.
My solution? Bring the federal gov't back down to size. It's obligations should be defense of our borders and enforcement of contracts, and not much more.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I'd take it a step further and break up the states. You can't have people in the densely populated cities voting in high numbers to alter the lives of the people living in the rural areas. I don't want to be in a New York or California situation where a bunch of urban dependents vote to take away my guns or toss me in jail because I have a gallon of unpasteurized milk.
The fed is the greatest evil by far but it isnt just evil as a matter of course alone it's evil because those with the means and power are generally selfish and controlling. If they lost the outlet the fed gives them they'll move into controlling positions in state government. It's already happened in many of the nations "blue" states where dynasty politicians have taken over and are using the state as their own plaything.
As long as we have these densely populated areas being more valuable vote wise we'll always be subjected to the idiocy of mob rule at the state level.
I wont be happy until I have sovereign citizenship free of all kings.