posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:04 PM
Ah yes, democracy. The form of government where the majority rule over the minority. Yeah, can I just say no thanks? It reminds me of that thing
we use to call slavery.
What it will always come down to are the following 2 facts.
Centralization of power puts the power into the hands of a few, and that creates your elites.
Decentralization of power puts the power into the hands of the people. The power is spread out more, and you aren't create elites.
The constitution is a tiered form of government. 4 tiers. 1 federal government, 2 state government, 3 local governments, 4 individual choice.
Each is supposed to have it's own limited powers, and any powers not claimed are by default passed down to the line - with the 4th tier, individuals
receiving the majority of power. Then the power is decentralized.
Today, they treat the constitution as a document of limited rights. It is not that at all. It is a document of limited government. Those listed
rights are NOT just things the government can not infringe on, they are supposed to be the things which insures the other forms of governments do not
So, the federal government is limited in it's role. It handles foriegn policy, which is what we really vote on for president. And keeps things
kosher between the states and such. The reason we have a federal government is for protection, so we don't have 50 individual countries.
But we do want 50 individual states each with their own limited forms of governments. Each state has it's own constitution, and with it picks up a
few more limited jobs. What it doesn't pick up is then passed down the communities.
Each level has it's own purposes. The lower the level, the more power it is supposed to have, and the higher levels are supposed to make sure they
don't infringe on the rights. The civil rights movement is a prime example of what the federal government is supposed to do. The states and
local communities were taking away the rights of people, they stepped in and said no.
You vote every 4 years on a president. You have 1 vote in millions of votes. You have a very small % of say. Lets take it down to the state
level. Now you vote every 2 years, and with a much much less total votes. Your % just rose a ton, not to mention every 2 years you get to vote.
Now, take it down to local elections. You get to vote all the time, the smaller your town, the more % you vote makes up. You could even become a
councilman yourself pretty easy. The people have much more say in things then, and this was the draw to small town living.
Apply this to programs. Federalized, you get 1 program for all. If it's bad, 4-8 years to get change and you don't even really vote on most of
those issues. Take the program down to the state level. You have 50 different programs. All these programs working to be the best. It
allows for many things to be tried at the same time. If a state does something good, the other 49 can apply it. IF a state does something bad,
they have 49 others to look at to improve it. And because you get to vote more often you can get change more often, and you have more say. Take
it down to the community level, and it's even more so.
Amazing how that works huh? Power to the people. When the US worked off this, we were #1 in math, science and such. The more things have become
centralized, the worse we get. Not a coincidence.
Course people are more worried about the gifts the politicians promise, or having their will imposed on someone else.
I could go on, but most people seem to only want to hear about how the democrats are bad, or how the republicans are bad, or how they can force their
way onto the country, and other ridiculous things. So why bother?