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  1. In a word “federalism”. I agree completely. We have gotten so far away from the original intent of the “union” it’s nearly impossible to turn it back. One big reason is the purse. States have become addicted to the feds ability to print money. They use that addiction to balance their budgets. Without the feds largess states would have to explain to their citizens why they spend so much money. Of course that federal largess ALWAYS comes with strings attached and the federal government is content to drive the country into debt to tie those strings in a nice neat bow. Much of the solution has to start with breaking our state legislatures away from the crack pipe of the federal printing press.

    • Agreed. This is the centennial of the beginning of our demise. It is remarkable that we lasted this long. Essentially, we need a do-over of the year 1913, for any hope of saving our republic. ◄Dave►

      • This is odd… this is the second post I have encountered tonight, which I had already replied to, but my comment disappeared. LOL, you probably finally got a notification, only to come and not find it. 🙂

        What I had said was that I presume you meant to have a ‘not’ after the ‘could,’ Oscar. One need not be blind, if one refuses to open one’s eyes. 😉 ◄Dave►

        • I happen to agree with Ron Paul on the gold standard.
          ““I remember the day very clearly,” he says. “Nixon closed the gold window, which meant admitting that we could no longer meet our commitments and that there would be no more backing of the dollar. After that day, all money would be political money rather than money of real value. I was astounded.”
          Since that day the the printing of money that isn’t worth the paper it wrote on is a way of life. It’s also why so many of us buy gold. It’s worth something. And also the reason we have a 17 trillion dollar debt. Sometime or another this will have to be accounted for.
          Technically they were blind, and still are.

  2. One quick thought. How much discontent would there be if instead of paying income taxes and quartely filings to the fed all taxes we pay now had to be pulled out of our pockets once a year and sent to our state governments? There would be riots in the streets of every state capitol in the union.

    • Agreed; and if we could repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments along with the Federal Reserve Act, that is what would happen. Originally, the only way the Feds could raise money beyond import duties, was to beg the States for it. ◄Dave►

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