What would 1776 look like today, and how might it play out, today, in a state (California) that once celebrated cutting-edge innovation, before an elite fungal globalist infection rolled in?
It was estimated that the 1776 population of the 13 colonies' was 2.5 million. Some constitutional scholars and historians believe that a federal Republic was designed for a small population, not 325 million people. Jefferson envisioned a ladder of independent Republics, from village to ward to county to state to federal, each emphasizing freedom of the individual, each hamstringing the power of the federal government to the strictest degree possible.
Jefferson was not alone. The whole freedom movement of the time was conscious of the danger of unchecked government and corporate control.
It fell to state legislatures to limit corporations by chartering them to do business. If a corporation harmed the public good, the legislature could, without a trial, exile it from the state. This was in line with the prevailing concept (eventually overturned by corrupt judges and business monopolists) that a corporation was not a person, and did not have the rights of an individual. This is one of the reasons Your Watchman favors the elections of senators by their home state thus limiting the scope and expansion of the federal government. In Your Watchman’s opinion democratic election of senators by individual citizens has only broadened corrosive federal power and corporatization of the United States.
In my mind any effort in the direction of DECENTRALIZATION is a good thing. We are long overdue in that regard.
Europe birthed the idea of individual freedom after centuries of struggle against monarchists. American Founders and intellectuals took their political ideas such as natural law and innovations from Europeans like John Locke and others. The European Union is a monster, it is a direct contradiction to the profound concept of liberty. It should be repealed on every front and summarily dumped and left at the side of the road, a relic of fascism that once posed as a purveyor of the public good.
Decentalization causes the octopoid reach of overweening central governments to loses strength. New cultures evolve, side by side. Whatever shapes the political structures of communities take, the underlying effort is pro-independence.
That would be authentic secession.
Decentralization moves toward the individual and away from the collective.
On the education front, this is already happening, as parents, disgusted with the crime, drugs, social indoctrination, and political correctness in public brainwashing centers, are opting for home schooling.
You also know that the so-called Health Freedom movement has been expanding for many decades. It is based on the concept that every person has the right to manage his own health and seek out unconventional and alternative treatments. Despite government efforts to corral the population into Big Pharma medicine, citizens have broken out of that mold in a big way.
Then there is "alternative news." Untold numbers of decentralized outlets have bloomed across the world, including the Watchman Report. Of course, they are labeled "fake news," because the mainstream monopolists are terrified they are losing their grip on the minds of populations. When I launched my site I was acutely aware of mainstream brainwashing in the arena of information. Ten years later, I'm still here.
Decentralization on every front is occurring. It isn't always pretty, and it isn't always on target, but that's what you get when you get freedom. Life pushes through worn ground and explores new possibilities.
It all comes back to the individual mind. Is that mind free and wide-ranging or is it programmed? When free minds cooperate, the choices are extensive, and success is possible in many directions. Indeed Communism and other isms are proof that they never take in account human ingenuity to solve problems, not the state.
Decentralization is all about imagination and ingenuity. That is the key. When individuals conceive the futures they want, by imagining and projecting them, doors and windows into the future open. Not one future for all---but many futures side by side.
One future for all is the totalitarian nightmare, our globalist, collective, atheistic nightmare.
Cracking that monolith is our job.