(11-01-2013 03:45 PM)Chas Wrote:
(11-01-2013 03:40 PM)Dark Light Wrote: Well that says a lot about you. If someone differs from your political philosophy they are by definition uneducated? Get off your fucking high-horse. Anti-federalism is a logical result of Libertarianism/Classical Liberalism...no masquerading involved. Ideally Libertarians would also like to have small government at the state level as well, but your can affect things at the state level much easier than you can at the fed level, it's easier to change things that don't work, and more importantly what your state laws are better reflects what it's people want. It also means if you don't like the way things are done at the state level you can just pack your shit and leave to a state that's doing things the way you feel they ought to be done. In effect if you have shitty laws, your population and its money is going to move with it. If you have practical laws that suit the people well, you can expect success. Right now the hands of the states are tied by the federal government which is overstepping its bounds and encroaching on the rights of its citizens. If that were to happen with more independent states you can always say "Fuck off!" and leave. It is true that you can do that now and move to a new country, but not nearly as fucking easily. Basically states can better and more efficiently solve their problems and assert their laws to govern their problems.
less bureaucrats=more efficiency (time, money and productivity)
Doing away with 50 state governments would mean even more efficiency.
I'm with you there, no government would be ideal, but not practical.
Seriously though, there is a natural and unstoppable flow of power toward government power over it's people. It just happens...you can't stop it, but more independence would slow it. Eventually the government gets to big and collapses in on itself, assuming it lasts long enough to come to this spectacular end. The Romans did a pretty good job, they lasted about 1500 years...anyway more independence is best, that that is best done in our situation by allowing states to govern themselves on the most part, with the Bill of Rights protecting the people from their state government.