The states and the people vs. the U.S. of Centralization
Add Paul Jacob to the list of people who hear the rumblings of devolution in the air:
State Senator Randy Brogdon is running for the position of Oklahoma governor. A principled, issues-oriented candidate, he naturally has big plans for his state. But one of his most interesting ambitions is this: To join the elite ranks of governors Phil Bredesen (Tennessee) and Sarah Palin (Alaska), who are gubernatorial signatories to their state’s resolutions asserting state sovereignty. ...
Something is changing in our political culture.
All these resolutions have passed state legislatures. It’s not just lone “whacko” governors doing the deed. Deliberative bodies have decided these measures. Something big may be afoot.
What is it?
Opposition to bigness and “limitlessness” in the federal government.
Something is definitely changing in our political culture. The American people increasingly distrust the government, and rightfully so. But what the Federal government has going for it is its monopoly on force, so the sad fact is that we, the people, finance our own powerlessness. The question, then, becomes this: Does DC's stranglehold on power end when we withdraw our consent, or when DC's inept management bankrupts us all?