Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rethinking California; Rethinking the Union

Good news out of California?  Possibly.  Signatures are being gathered for a ballot initiative that would split California into six different States if approved by the voters (thanks to Thomas DiLorenzo at for the path):

This initiative has behind it the likes of Silicon Valley rich folk like Tim Draper, which gives it a better chance of succeeding than previous ones.  But that should also give us pause, knowing the strange (and at times, evil) schemes companies like Google are dreaming up and which would only be helped along by having a State of their own (thanks to Dr Joseph Farrell at for the path):

At the same time, if this devolution of power is successful in California, it could help build momentum for a similar movement in the Union as a whole, thus weakening the influence of powerful States and regions over weaker ones. 

As we work our way toward having a Christian king and father at some level (national, regional, state, or local) with whatever other arrangements surrounding him (elected bodies of advisors and so forth), we could for a time return to a system akin to that under the Articles of Confederation, where the States were more like equal brothers rather than the current system of national political party warfare that dissolves old, venerable distinctions and sets every man’s hand against another’s.

At the very least, let us study what the opponents of the current national constitution wrote (The Anti-Federalist Papers), for they saw the disorders from which we now suffer well in advance:

But let it be said:  Paper constitutions are not the divine gifts many people make them out to be; they are certainly not the highest development of political thought.  More often than not, they are merely a tool that the powerful and wealthy use to exploit their fellow countrymen.  We agree more with J. R. R. Tolkien than with the ‘demigods of Philadelphia’ - the best form of government is an ‘unconstitutional monarchy’ that grows naturally out of, enfleshes, and protects the traditions of a folk.

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