Skip to comments.Why Federal Government Trumps the States
Posted on 09/24/2011 7:11:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
It sounds quaint. But giving Washington less control over our affairs, and the states more control, is a bad idea.
Here's why: People move.
Anybody who has relocated from one state to another knows there's a huge hassle factor associated with simply adapting to a different set of rules.
There's also the dubious proposition that states manage their business better than the federal government. It's true that nearly all states are required to balance their budgets, which creates a degree of spending discipline. But that's hardly the same thing as responsible government.
It's worth keeping in mind that the national press corps is centered in Washington and New York, and for all its flaws, there are still hundreds of dogged journalists eager to ferret out wrongdoing and pounce on scandalous behavior.
In state capitals, by contrast, there's far less oversight and a thin press corps that can't possibly keep tabs on every shady deal.
Yeah, there are a lot of problems with the federal government. But 50 different sets of rules isn't one of them.
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There I said it!
Federalists have been around since the Constitution became the law of the land.
I believe that some of these clowns would actually like re attach the country to England or something.
Boy, I can smell the fear, we must be winning the debate.....
yes he is.
Haven't read USN&WR for a decade or more due to statements like that above!
and that is the main point, the essence of favoring central control of government and rule by federal bureaucracies.
You said it! A brass plated a-hole too!
Is it presumable, that every man, the instant he took his seat in the national Senate or House of Representatives, would commence a traitor to his constituents and to his country? Can it be supposed that there would not be found one man, discerning enough to detect so atrocious a conspiracy, or bold or honest enough to apprise his constituents of their danger? If such presumptions can fairly be made, there ought at once to be an end of all delegated authority. The people should resolve to recall all the powers they have heretofore parted with out of their own hands, and to divide themselves into as many States as there are counties, in order that they may be able to manage their own concerns in person.
Alexander Hamilton federalist #26
I think calling this author a moron is an insult to morons.
You are being kind to the writer. Way to kind! :)
That's also a good reason why things should be at the lowest level possible. It provides an effective feedback mechanism. If the laws are bad, then people move out. For example, if a state wants to form its own little socialist republic, then the workers and companies flee while the moochers pile in. Very quickly the state will see its budget crash and have to fix the problem. On the other hand, it takes far longer for a whole country to see the problem of the productive moving out as Greece is now and the US is beginning to see with some multinational companies deciding they would rather be based outside to the US because of our increasing regulations and corporate taxes.
In state capitals, by contrast, there’s far less oversight and a thin press corps that can’t possibly keep tabs on every shady deal.
You mean like the MSM keeps tabs on shady deals. Wake up moron. People move and that is a choice they make willingly.
I could go on but... it is enlightening to watch someone make money printing BS. Maybe you should get a real job.
Just Wow. Does a more moronic person exist?
Let’s abandon the 10th because people “move.” As if the country never had a westward migration or Manifest Destiny? (quaint old term — still taught?)
And the Washington press corps reports on corruption? LOLOL — stop it, you’re killing me.
Well, we can see from whence this asshat emerges. So, in his terminology a dirth in the state capitol cities is offset by what? A plethora of meddling journalists in our Capitol? That is exactly what is wrong with this country - liberal journalists. There used to be a saying "First, kill all the lawyers"; nice sentiment, but wrong profession.
Great theory, but sure not true in California. We're counting on YOU, Karl, to help us out here.
States right damn it.
That is the beauty of states rights, each state is allowed to determine its own rules according to the people that live there, we don't have to convince the whole nation to agree with our position. In the alternative, I don't think the majority of people in Jersey want to be a "right to work" state either, so let them keep that law- it means more jobs for my state.
after reading the whole article, this guy is a breathless idiot.
I don’t want the federal government sending money to my state.
I’d rather keep as much of my money as I can and encourage people to come here and spend their money by their own choice.
Well I guess he told us. Just forget about states rights and the 10th Ammendment. Big government is good government.