A Republic, Not a Democracy
We all are beginning to realize that the United States is a republic, not a democracy.
But even more importantly than that, in my view, we must know that the United States is a FEDERATION.
Because our Domestic governance is supposed to happen at the STATE level, not in DC!
We may ban recreational marijuana in one State and celebrate it in another. We may love high taxes and lots of government services in one State and really hate that in another.
We may ban Capital Punishment in one State and ban it in another. We may wish for 95 mph speed limits on our freeways in Nebraska and keep everyone below 65 mph in Connecticut.
We want State sponsored and provided health care in Massachusetts, but prefer health care provided by the free market in South Dakota.
We may believe that strong Teacher Unions in New Jersey provide the best education for our kids, but in Oklahoma decide that more open Teacher contracting does that job better.
The people in Illinois may believe that more laws controlling gun ownership make their big cities safer, but people in Wyoming may not.
We may wish to ALLOCATE our Electoral Votes in Maine, but not do that in Florida, continuing to cast our Electoral Votes to be heard as a STATE, rather than as Congressional Districts.
In Michigan we may prioritize taxing ourselves for outstanding snow plowing of our highways, but in Louisiana, not so much.
This list is endless. But, so is the massive effort by the Left in this country to make every person in this Federation "equal" in every aspect of life that there is.
It Is Vital to Know the U.S. is a FEDERATION
States are free to govern themselves - with the consent of the State people being governed - as long as the States do not violate the base principles found in the Constitution of these United States. Our States to be referred to as "Fifty Laboratories of Liberty", as each State was encouraged to compete for not only the best economic reasons, but also for the best ideas in self-governance! Population changes within each State STILL rise and fall based largely on the government performance within each State.
When the Feds take over from DC, those competitive benefits will slow down to next to nothing.
As residents in our own States, we have a much better chance of influencing these many decisions in our STATES than we would EVER hope to have influencing a disconnected CONGRESS sitting on a Hill behind a walled fortress in DC!!
The Consent of the Governed
"Governments get their just Authority to govern from the Consent of the governed" - Declaration of Independence, 1776. Our Consent is most effectively granted or withheld when the government is closer to us, the Governed.
The NPVIC is a massive stepping stone to NATIONALIZING just about everything in these United States, and to neutering our State governments!
We MUST defend our Electoral College! We must defend our Constitution, which is under full scale attack.
I HOPE THIS IS MAKING SENSE TO YOU! This is the message that we must convince our countrymen and women of!
John Crawford has been a lifelong Constitutional Conservative. He graduated from Michigan State University in Business Administration and worked on his MBA at Western Michigan University. He has been very active in grassroots politics and in volunteer community service organizations his entire career.