Amendment X of the Bill of Rights
"The powers not delegated to the United States by
the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved
to the States respectively, or to the people."
By Daryl Hunter
Ponder the possibility of one of the states, say for instance Idaho
having a state referendum opting out of federally funded programs,
removing American Socialism from their regional autonomous society
thereby eliminating the necessity for Idahoans to contribute to such
social programs on the federal level, thereby reducing their tax burden
by whatever percent is mandated for such federal programs, freeing
Idahoans to pay only for programs mandated by the Constitution.
With such a declaration of social autonomy a state would assume the
responsibility of infrastructure management requiring increased state
taxes therefore, trumping part of the savings gained by the reduced
federal tax bite. Such increased state taxation would however be more
easily monitored and channeled by a vigilant voting public. By budgeting,
spending and taxing on a more localized level there would be more participation
by the voting public, the direct beneficiaries of this localization
of taxation, expenditure and bureaucracy. Such localization would streamline
any required bureaucracy, as local bureaucracy is more accountable
than a central government bureaucracy, hence, cheaper.
This conservative utopian agenda can also be reversed for the liberals.
If such a single state social autonomy could be achieved, a similar
referendum could be made in liberal states shoring up their socialist
agenda. The apathetic could go with the flow, The socialisticlly inclined
could relocate to socialist states (good riddance), and conservatives
could relocate to socialism free states. This way the socialisticlly
inclined liberals would be participating in wealth distribution at
their choosing, and conservatives could participate in socialism free
states enabling them to perform on a higher level, unencumbered by
socialistic wealth distribution.
Some in our hypothetical Idaho would have to suck it up, losing their
corporate and agriculture subsidies, Socialism Security and Medicare.
However with an inevitable influx of freedom loving entrepuners and
other self-determining Americans hoping for a Socialism free Utopia,
free of federal intrusion, Idaho or any such state would be a richer,
more profitable place to live, and socialist states on the left coast,
and the northeastern states would be free to practice their socialism
and learn of it's failures as did the USSR and China, without dragging
down the Americans that believe that they can plan their infrastructure,
future retirement, and school their children, better than a central
Do I believe that such a plan is possible? NO! There are to many hurdles.
First, we would have to receive federal rebates for all previous federal
program participation, i.e., Socialism Security, and Medicare, as we
would need such rebates to reinvest in the retirement vehicle and medical
plan, of our choosing. I believe that it would prove impossible to
get that money back from Washington (our central government). People
having paid into these programs most of their lives would be reluctant
to give them up without a rebate. The multi-generational beneficiaries
of corporate and social welfare, and the socialisticlly inclined residents
of conservative states would put up a hell of a fight to preserve the
status quo, aided with cash from liberal states and the central government
who opposes the divorce of the conservative from the liberal.
Do I believe
such a course should be pursued anyway? YES! The benefits of the
introduction of such an exposing
dialog of American Socialism into the arena of ideas would serve to educate the apathetic who currently
aren't paying attention to the slippery slope of socialism they are
oblivious of, however participating in. Such an awakening would
serve the conservative cause as well as expose the Liberal Utopian
Agenda for what it is, morally bankrupt, fiscally irresponsible, financially
impossible, politically and socially disruptive, and catastrophically
divisive. It has been said before, "A nation divided can not stand".
Ultimately, exposure on such a grand scale of such exponential growth
of catastrophic, ideological divisiveness of the American People will
negate the Liberal Socialist Agenda.