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Drew Orleans
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My fellow libertarians


A question I pose to you all is this.
If you support the libertarian cause, why is it you want to give more power to the states as opposed to the fed when it was one of the main causes of the civil war?

Just curious how others would answer this question.







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Joshjrn
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re: My fellow libertarians


We have a far greater ability to influence and overturn non-libertarian state laws than we do non-libertarian federal laws.

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jcole4lsu
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re: My fellow libertarians


quote:

We have a far greater ability to influence and overturn non-libertarian state laws than we do non-libertarian federal laws.

this is the correct libertarian answer.


the correct common sense answer is:
state laws can be looked at as experiments, as one experimental law or regulation fails, the other states can react quicker than the federal level in changing course with a different regulation. over time, consensus can be reached as to the best path, and those laws can be elevated to the federal level.






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WikiTiger
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re: My fellow libertarians


quote:

A question I pose to you all is this.
If you support the libertarian cause, why is it you want to give more power to the states as opposed to the fed when it was one of the main causes of the civil war?

Just curious how others would answer this question.


Governments are more responsive to the desires of the governed if they are smaller.

I advocate for no government as a matter of philosophy. As a matter of pragmatism, I'd argue for more power to be collected at even the county and municipal levels. That way people will have the most choice on where to live, and will lead to competition among localities for the best and brightest individuals by implementing the most appealing public policy.






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tigeraddict
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
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re: My fellow libertarians


The closer the politician is to your home, the more you can "influence" them.

They go to Washington, them become like Washington

Also, you can move to a "friendly" state if you needed to







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Gmorgan4982
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re: My fellow libertarians


quote:

why is it you want to give more power to the states as opposed to the fed
I don't really want power with either one. I am all for smaller governments but nothing will improve the state or federal government until people finally accept that violence does not solve social problems.






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TrueTiger
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re: My fellow libertarians


quote:

Governments are more responsive to the desires of the governed if they are smaller.


This. Once they go off to DC and get set up in their ivory tower they are far less responsive. My local councilman has to look me in the eye once a month because I can be at the meetings with a 30 min drive. It makes a difference.






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UncleFestersLegs
Columbia MO
Member since Nov 2010
1253 posts

re: My fellow libertarians


Government is based on the idea that some individual or organization is awarded power that no one should possess IE the power to control, to kill, to steal, to defraud, to counterfeit. All of these are considered immoral by man but perfectly acceptable for the State.

But to return to your question, corruption starts with the concentration of power. Once power is concentrated, corruption inevitably follows. The solution within the system is to prevent that concentration.







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JohnnyKilroy
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re: My fellow libertarians


quote:

Governments are more responsive to the desires of the governed if they are smaller.



This.






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Zach
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Libertarian inroads are best made at the lowest jurisdictional level. We support govt at the most local level. There will never be a Libertarian President. The dumb masses can't handle it. But we can have Libertarians as members of the city council, mayors, state leg, governors.





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saltybulldog
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MS Gulf Coast
Member since Aug 2007
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re: My fellow libertarians



quote:


the correct common sense answer is:
state laws can be looked at as experiments, as one experimental law or regulation fails, the other states can react quicker than the federal level in changing course with a different regulation. over time, consensus can be reached as to the best path, and those laws can be elevated to the federal level.


This is the correct answer.






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kingbob
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St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
17028 posts

re: My fellow libertarians


I am not a full blown libertarian. I am a Strict Constructionist Constitutional Conservative so I believe in states rights because that is what is in the Constitution.





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RollTide4Ever
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Nashville
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re: My fellow libertarians


Same here, except for crap like Jim Crow which should've been overturned the day it was enacted. A direct violation of private property and freedom of association.





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