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Don't Tread on Six-Toed Cats

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 4:09 PM
Oh My Effing God! I cannot believe those poor cats found themselves in the Obama gunsights -- and ignores feral chickens?

One of my New Year's resolutions is to work harder to persuade ideological friends and foes alike that the way to reduce partisanship and maximize happiness in America is to embrace federalism -- the view that we should push as many decisions as possible to the lowest local level feasible.

Federalism reduces partisanship by shrinking the importance of the federal government. It increases happiness by maximizing the number of people who get to live the way they want to live.

Unfortunately, proponents of federalism tend to start the conversation with the really big issues: gay marriage, drugs, guns, abortion, etc.