What the … ??


So I got to thinkin’…

Federalists defend the power of the state governments.

Statists defend the power of the federal government.

Does that make any friggin’ sense whatsoever to you?

If ever there were a justified need for a political flip-flop, this is it.

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Jeff believes in the Individual's ability to excel when liberty and freedom of choice are protected. Also believes in the Community's ability to take care of the vast majority of its own issues and needs when the federal government leaves the Community's resources and sphere of control alone. State and local choice produce better results than centralized federal control. https://necessaryandpropergovt.wordpress.com/
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7 Responses to What the … ??

  1. Funny!

    I think it’s about time we got back to the Articles of Confederation 😛


  2. bullright says:

    Yes, funny, and that probably confuses some younger kids who might not learn of real federalism. And “state’s rights” or advocating the 10th amendment is now a euphemism for racism. So they have a built in criticism.


  3. davidwithastick says:

    I keep looking for a way to subscribe to the Federalist Paper, but apparently it’s not distributed here.


    • David,

      I know you’re joking, but I’ll give a serious answer. Here’s a well-organized reference resource for the Federalist Papers: http://www.lexrex.com/jml/index.php/founding-documents/federalistpapers

      In fact, here’s the higher-level page that includes ALL the founding documents: http://www.lexrex.com/jml/index.php/founding-documents

      Finally, here’s a VERY interesting recent interview of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, regarding a recent book of his about how judges are SUPPOSED to interpret the written law (if they give a hoot about originalism). In it, at the 9-minute mark he’s asked a question that’s something like “What do you think should be taught in schools about government that’s not being taught?” His answer included a recommendation that EVERY school kid should be required to read the Federalist Papers. If he thinks every school kid should read them, I presume he also thinks every citizen should do so too. I know this is long, but it’s WELL worth the time. He’s a fascinating guy…by far the most colorful current SCOTUS justice:

      – Jeff


  4. D.J. says:

    Clearly the framers’ descendants invented the Parkway and Driveway.


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