posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 09:35 PM
State secession ambitions seem to be a reaction to the trend of bigger centralized governments. To me, it is a reaction that serves no interests. I
highly doubt any of these states would be better off on it's own.
What we have is a small minority on the political fringe assuming the absolute worst, overreacting to the trend of centralization and trying to
The problem is, our rights really have not been diminished to any serious extent. I am basically free to do as please. The idea that our government,
or the elite or whoever, is in the process of staging a complete coup and overtly enslaving the public is a misinterpretation of what is happening,
IMO. We are in a highly transitional society with a rapid pace of change on all levels. So far, the increased centralization of government and
business may be stripping power from locals and individuals. But our system should allow for some eventual reversal.
While secession is an overreaction, shifting government responsibilities to states and localities is a great idea. Health care, education, and poverty
management should be more efficient closer to home. We have to remember that these areas are relatively new as a government responsibility all
together, and for the most part instituted by the fed. Our system will be able to iron out wrinkles with time and experience.
We do need a strong centralized system, not just in America but worldwide. The UN is a good idea if done correctly. But, Capitals need to allow
governments to function at the smaller level with a lot of freedom.
Mostly, my point it that we need to stay unified on large scales but free and productive on small.
edit on 11/12/2012 by PatrickGarrow17
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