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Don't Tread on Six-Toed Cats

Rick 2811 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:27 AM
If "big govt" wants to control cats and only cats that night be okay, but its "us" all American cats, "human cats", they seek control of...they want control of everything people do simply because they think they know what's best. How could it be any different with what we are experiencing form Bloomberg to Obama and all the rules and regulation they put in ?

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.