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Federalism Could be the Solution to GOP Branding Problem

Zerubbabel Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:07 PM
Compared to today, both Federalist and Anti-Federalist at the time of ratification were for limited government. But in each argument the Federalist sought stronger powers for the federal government while the Anti-Federalist were thinking more on the lines of a treaty like NATO and NAFTA. Now that the Federal government has made numerous and grievous violations of their constitutional powers; what do "WE the People" do? That is the 600lb gorilla in the room.

To understand why Republicans have a "branding problem," you first need to understand how the system is rigged against conservatives.

Such is the schizophrenic dysfunction of our politics: We constantly demand "conviction" politicians who will "do what's right" and then condemn them, often in the same breath, for being unwilling to put aside their conviction and their sense of what's right.

But such condemnation does not fall equally on conservatives and progressives alike. For the progressive's principle is, at its core, more. Do more. Spend more. Spend more doing more. Any compromise of progressive principle in this regard is seen as...