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November 22, 2022

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition


This has been an ongoing topic for a few years, as high-profile states like Texas and Florida push back against the overreach of the federal government. And other states have taken their lead: restricting or ending the sexual mutilation of children, strengthening voting laws to minimize fraud, pushing back against "Woke" financial institutions, empowering local school boards and parents, etc.

It's a welcome trend, and one that would be embraced by the founders of America, whose image of our country did not include an all-powerful federal government. Is the battleground the states and not the federal government? We talked about that in the last CJN Podcast, and "Joe Mannix" made a powerful case that the federal leviathan is not where change will occur.

Strong-State Federalism Is The Best Path Forward Right Now For The GOP (And The Country)

The most interesting elements of the midterms weren't in the fight over control in Congress (no one has much faith in Mitch McConnell, least of all many in his own coalition). They were the elections for state office that saw massive momentum build around longshot Republican challengers from New York to Michigan to even Oregon. Even though GOP gubernatorial candidates in those states didn't oust their incumbent-party opponents, they tapped into an energy that national Republicans have failed to generate.

Except...notice that it failed in some big states...New York foremost among them. Yes, the groundswell of support for a more sane political class was huge, but it did not succeed in upending the status quo.

And that is the downside to this trend toward federalism. Sure, Texas and Florida and Tennessee and Oklahoma and several other states will be bastions of freedom and liberty and autonomy for their citizens. But the other side of that coin is California and New York and Illinois and Washington and so on...states that happily and maniacally embrace the insanity of progressive politics, social mores, and cultural rot.

So for every state that sensibly makes illegal the psychotic and evil push toward the sexual mutilation of children, or their murder in the womb, there will be a state that welcomes it with open arms...

Come To California: Where the sun is bright, the surf is up, and you can get your dick chopped off with one easy appointment!

And Now Two-For-One! with every dick chopping your birthing human can get xyr uterus vacuumed of those pesky extra cells!

That's the challenge of Federalism, and it is problematic for a country to evolve into such disparate states. Can America survive with a hodgepodge of sane and lunatic states? Or is it the first step in the balkanization of the country (which in reality has already begun), with the next step being a cold civil war (if we are lucky) or a hot civil war (if we aren't)?

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posted by CBD at 11:00 AM

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