Quote of the day—José Niño

As the days go by, the School House Rock version of politics that Americans have been accustomed to has increasingly become a distant memory, thanks to DC’s thorough embrace of managerial politics. So, no matter who’s in charge, politics is business as usual, which means more government growth at the expense of local jurisdictions and civil society. However, politics is the art of the possible, especially when people appreciate the value of American federalism and all of its implications. The opportunities are endless, provided that people break free from the conventional wisdom they’ve been fed about political action and start acting locally. Gun rights issues could be the catalyst that kicks off a decentralization revolution America desperately needs.

José Niño
February 6, 2020
What’s Next for the Virginia Sanctuary Movement?
[It’s a pleasant thought. But I’m far from convinced it has a high probability of turning out that way.

Also by José Niño: How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—José Niño

  1. At the time, I thought the previous administration treated the activities of government as student government. Schoolhouse Rock isn’t much different. Thanks.

  2. A sword also cuts both ways, but more local control might make it easier to vote with your feet should you find yourself in the wrong locality.

  3. Sorry, moving from one state to another is not going to solve anything. No one seems to notice the implications of living in a democracy rather than a republic. No matter where you go they will just out vote you. Were all Virginian’s now.
    And, the FBI just put “white nationalism”, on the same page in the terror book as ISIS. Thanks Trump. I know, you don’t feel like/aren’t a racist. Since when have facts gotten in the way of policy? Managerial state indeed!

  4. ” No matter where you go they will just out vote you.”

    Which is why there’s a need to implement the principles of the Electoral College at the county level in states. Virginia has 95 counties and 38 independent cities; 8 of those jurisdictions – 5 counties and 3 cities – contain 3.4 million of Virginia’s 8.15 million residents. They’re the tail that wags the dog.

    • Which is why there’s a need to implement the principles of the Electoral College at the county level in states

      Unfortunately that idea is a lost cause unless someone can gin up a new case that SCOTUS will take so that they can reverse Reynolds v. Sims. “in which the Court ruled that the electoral districts of state legislative chambers must be roughly equal in population.”
      That decision took legislatures with state senate districts that were determined geographically and made states determine them by population.
      Knowledge is power and the lack of teaching U.S. civics to the past couple of generations has been purposeful.

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