Tag: Federalism

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“Human nature” – actually applies to way more than just humans. Gazelles – like to consume vegetables.  It’s their nature. Cheetahs – like to consume meat.  It’s their nature. Governments – like to consume constituents.  It’s their nature. Seventh century B.C. Greece’s philosopher Aesop – understood it way back when. Timeless wisdom – is timeless…

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Too many local governments look at their business permitting processes – as opportunities to gouge the companies simply trying to provide goods and services to the people who live there. This is certainly the case with companies that provide Internet access. As we diligently work to ensure everyone in America is connected – and win…

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Federalism is too infrequently mentioned. And when it does come up – it is woefully misrepresented and abused. Let’s check with our old friend Merriam Webster: “The distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent units.” Our Constitution is fully imbued with decentralized federalism. The Founding…

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H.R. 1215 – the bill to nationalize tort law – is back.  Which is bad news – and makes even less sense than the last time it was under consideration. It came up in mid-June, but was pulled – for exactly the right reason.  Tort law is the many states’ domain – so this bill…

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Congress has…a lot to do. We still desperately need to undo the train wreck that is Obamacare. We still desperately need to rewrite and simplify the tax code – and eliminate or drastically cut the many taxes and their rates. We still desperately need to repeal the bank-killing horror show that is Dodd-Frank. We should…

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Scott Walker’s Call to Arms *SOURCE* [EXCERPTS.]   by MARIO LOYOLA & JAKE CURTIS December 20, 2016 4:47 PM @MARIO_A_LOYOLA, @JACOBJCURTIS The Wisconsin governor has asked Trump to restore the balance of federal and state power. Here’s why all states should rally to his call. America owes President Barack Obama an enormous debt of gratitude…