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Washington is divided because
it has abandoned federalism

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:mikkins2, 8/14/2014 7:24:03 PM

It may sound pedestrian to point out, but it’s critical to restate why it’s so important that our nation is called the United States of America, and not simply America. The full name emphasizes that the Founders viewed the nation not as one monolithic entity but as a union of sovereign entities delegating limited powers to a central government.To preserve this balance, the Founders put a number of checks in the U.S. Constitution, most notably creating the Senate, which allows for equal membership from every state, thus preventing states with larger populations from running roughshod over the interests of smaller

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Mr.Klein makes a very good point. The problem is politicians elected to go to Washington D.C. do so for the purpose of being a representative of Washington D.C., not the state for which they were elected to represent.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 8/14/2014 7:34:35 PM     (No. 9966313)

Of course Liberals have a distaste for the Senate and how it is comprised. Lobbying in just one location (i.e Washington, D.C.) is far cheaper than lobbying in 50 state capitols. Less politicians to pay off so to speak.



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Repeal the XVII´th ...amended under the ´progressive" era of 1913 ...

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