Religion (Was Re: Music)
alwagner at tcac.net
Fri Jun 14 11:51:11 PDT 2002
On Friday 14 June 2002 06:05 pm, Archaic wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 12:03:45AM +0100, Ian Molton wrote:
> > and I am *SURE* I wouldnt want the 'average joe' voting with the same
> > power as me, which is what would happen in a totally decentralised
> > system.
> First, I don't know what you mean when you say the average joe versus
> you. Second, I don't think a decentralized country as large as the US
> would work, either. My stance is that the federal gov't should concern
> itself mainly with the protection of the states and the general welfare
> of the populace, and that the states should be given more slack. The
> needs and concerns of my town versus one 20 miles away are vastly
> different, let alone the difference between Hollywood and some cornfield
> town in the midwest, yet the federal gov't deems it neccessary to apply
> the same edicts to all towns from one end of the nation to the other.
I thought this "states rights" argument died with Gov. George Wallace.
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