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Why federalism matters!
1 posted on 10/24/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by american_steve
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To: american_steve

Pete Hoekstra sent the left off the rails with his comment that the 17th amendment should be repealed.

It was snake oil sold to the people under the guise of empowerment when it really only stripped more power from the states.

In Michigan we have a GOP state government from top to bottom with a majority GOP delegation in the US house of representatives, yet two democrat senators who vote to override the desires of the state at every turn.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: american_steve

They’re wrong. Romney actually did mention the states, and how certain things should devolve upon them and then be under their control. He even said that there is too much central control.

He’s the only one who has said this so far. I didn’t like him to start with, but for this alone, I’d vote for him.

The Federal Government has usurped the powers of the States.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 8:28:25 AM PDT by livius
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