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@fedup: I hear you--but what makes it ok to take your money to bribe states to adopt national education standards? What makes it ok to take your money to fund the bombing in Bosnia? Etc. You are right--if they make you buy something your liberty _is_ gone. It's been gone for a long time. Maybe this will wake some people up...but we're way, way behind on this fight. It will take a long time to win back all that complacency and the siren song of supposedly "good causes" have cost us over the years. You fund a bankrupt ponzi retirement scheme. You fund a hugely corrupt medical assistance scheme. You fund artists that create art that no one wants enough to pay for. You fund bazillions of little projects that have no accountability, and when you point this out they create another office that you fund that is supposed to fix the problem. It's been "ENOUGH" for a long, long time.
Sure, or you could say this: "While we understand the frustration of Arizonans with the broken [education] system, a patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt federal [education initiatives] and would ultimately be counterproductive." Translation: "We should be in control...yeah, you all know that we're not, in fact we don't even really care...but it's our job, and we want to continue doing it badly." We have a "patchwork of state and local policies" about practically everything. That's how you find out what works, and what works in one place may not work in another. The states are the best place for this to be figured out, where it can be done practically, with immediate understanding of the impact on business in that area, rather that in the severely removed and way, way, way more politicized halls of the federal meddlers.
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Mar 23, 2010