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Don't Tread on Six-Toed Cats

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:24 PM
The advantages of moving things down to the lowest level for control makes sense with many. I can tell who is the loafer and taker, among those I rub elbows with. Obama cannot, nor anybody at my State's level. They all say they are needy, some being in need and some being into parasitism. And, unlike any politician, I would not lie to the local parasite, to get their vote, and tell them they deserve anything. Lying serves the parasite and politician, but not in the long run. But that opinion of mine is only because I believe in the soul. Parasites cannot be honest and respect themselves, nor can the politician involved.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:28 PM
Moving things to the local level is as sensible, and as seldom done as asking the person doing the job how it is best done. Many a boss never does that, and misses out on productivity because of their own ignorance.
While we read these TH articles, by people who want Americans to be happy and successful, I never attribute that hope to Obama and all he hangs with. Socialism or Marxism are worth getting any number of Americans out of the coal mines and jobless, or off to the food bank lines. I can say that, but cannot grasp why Republican leadership will not.
Fooling Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:41 PM
The GOP is PATHETIC! They are dumb, dimwitted, dupes. Fools, dunces, clowns.

The Establishment GOP is so clueless and so gutless and so witless, well, it would be impossible to overstate it.
Fooling Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:41 PM
The GOP is PATHETIC! They are dumb, dimwitted, dupes. Fools, dunces, clowns.

The Establishment GOP is so clueless and so gutless and so witless, well, it would be impossible to overstate it.
PsychoDad Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 6:47 PM
Well THAT really contributes substantively to the discussion.
Tourette's Syndrome or something?

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.

I'm...