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In the past, many Americans may have simply trusted to the regime to provide "law and order." But that sentiment is apparently becoming more and more rare.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split.
Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
As political divisions worsen in the United States, one remedy besides secession might be to create semiautonomous regional territories.
Nearly four hundred local, state, and federal police were involved in the law enforcement debacle at Uvalde. Ninety-one state troopers did nothing. This isn't just local.
Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing.
ProgressivismSocialismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
In the 1950s, McCarthyism targeted people who were accused of supporting Russia. Today's McCarthyism targets people accused of supporting … Russia. Some things never change.
People often speak of the Constitution with reverence, as though it were infallible. However, the Constitution was a centralizing document that cast aside the decentralization of the Articles of Confederation.
Why do Americans believe that state and local laws are subject to veto by federal policy makers but the federal government is to be the sole judge of its own laws? Federal elites want it that way.
Indian tribe sovereignty has long been a much neglected, yet important, tool in decentralizing and limiting government power in the US.
With his current timid, weak, and prevaricating position on price inflation, Powell is positioning himself as the new Arthur Burns, who did nothing to end 1970s inflation.