The problem with a strong centralized government is that they lack humility

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    Unfortunately, they think that they are "being humble" while trying to solve our nation's and the world's problems. However, this is where the 10th Amendment comes in; people are best to solve their own problems.

    Now, I am not against some public policy and some public interventionism, but it angers me that these "humble civil servants act humbly" in our best interest, when they clearly don't.

    Plus, it takes humility to recognize that a consolidation of power over wars and money is not necessarily a good thing. It can be extremely harmful, but some fucking idiots will not recognize this most pertinent fact.
     
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    Bump, especially for the far rw kooks who think that I am this crazy liberal.
     
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    That would be applicable to state, county, city and other jurisdictions. Either you’re advocating some sort of anarchy or the ‘sovereign citizen.’
     
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    lol... so I am advocating liberalism. I already know this.
     
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    So what is your solution to the arrogant civil servant?
     
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    We could do with less of them and cope better with actual Democracy.
     
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    Making governments smaller and more local doesn't create more liberty.

    It's not the federal government telling you what color you can paint your house or how often you have to mow your lawn or whether or not you can have a rummage sale.

    It's your teeny tiny homeowners' association, or your itty bitty zoning board.
     
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    I disagree with your premise that a strong and centralized government makes people more free.

    Could you elaborate on your premise?
     

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