posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 12:57 PM
reply to post by Misoir
I probably fall on the side of the federalists. Especially in certain area, I believe we need a strong federal presence. In other areas I believe
things could be much better handled at a state or local level. We do not live in a local or regional economy as we did even a few short years ago.
These days, everything must be thought about on a national or even international level.
Having lived and raised children in several states has led me have very strong opinions on education, and I think national standards and control are
needed in this area. I will point to the recent Texas text book discussions for my rationale.
I think welfare/charity could be much better handled at the state or local level, people in Montana have some different fundamental needs, and
resources, than those in Louisiana or Florida.
I could go on and on about various issues, but being in the middle of the road, I do not, overall, see federal control as good or bad, it depends on
each issue. Each issue needs to be considered on a national basis, and then control placed where it is better utilized. I hate to see the
polarization of the population, as I feel this will lead us no where good.