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Lesson from coronavirus: Federalism works,
not centralized government

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Posted By: tisHimself, 4/7/2020 3:59:45 AM

Democrats and liberals increasingly seem to believe that it's the federal government that needs to do almost everything. Sure, we take the point that it was federalism, states’ rights, that allowed racial segregation and Jim Crow, and thus, there's rightly a certain suspicion of the idea. Yet in light of how the coronavirus crisis is playing out, it’s time for localism's critics to reconsider. As an example, Germany is well ahead of other nations on coronavirus testing. The reason?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/7/2020 10:36:55 AM (No. 371449)
Just like Nasty Pelousy tried to stuff the relief package with a dem Socialist wish list, people who call for everything to be run by the federal government is the same thing. They are doing it for one reason, the reason behind all Socialism, control and the associated power it brings. The uninformed and deluded think that the federal government is more competent than the states and that is a fallacy. The federal government is bloated and inefficient, even in things it MUST do, like national defence. The less it is given to manage, the better. People with an agenda want things at the federal level because, for them, it is one stop shopping. Instead of having to deal with lots of individual states or even, shudder, local governments, they just have meetings with the power players in Washington. They wine & dine with those of like liberal minds and have a good time of it. People never learned the lesson of Hurricane Katrina. W Bush was beat up about not being prepared but it was clear that the federal government is NOT the first responder. In fact, even when federal help is given, it is often expressed through state and local agencies. This lesson is being repeated in NY. Cuomo and de Blasio both had studies that told them they were not prepared for a pandemic. They did little about it. If THEY were so unconcerned, WHY would the federal government have taken preparatory action? The federal agencies KNOW it is the state and local agencies that are the front lines and act accordingly. Of course local groups in trouble, often dems who have mangled their own response, are trying desperately to duck responsibility for their messes.
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