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This is an excellent critique of the DC GOP proposals. The problem is that the federal government accesses far more revenue than the states can. The way to balance this against the desire to promote state-based soutions to social welfare needs is to consolidate all federal scial welfare spending into a single, no strings attached annual block grant to the states on a strictly per capita basis. At the same time, all federal welfare agencies and departmetns are entirely abolished, so there are no federal regulators to restrict the states.
The problem is how to reverse all of the unconstitutional amendments that Stevens and his ilk have promulgated over the last 80 years. Legitimate constitutional amendment is the only effective way of restoring the original constitutional limits on federal power. Unfortunately, Congress will not initiate such amendments, and the convention method is risky and practically unworkable. Therefore we must first implement a proposal such as that made by Levin that will permit states to amend the Constitution without having to go through the untried and archaic mechanism of a convention. See http://www.timelyrenewed.com
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