Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Number one, cleanse your mind of points A, B and C because they’re not going to happen unless we can get the federal monster and its representative forms back into scale. Okay, how are we going to do that? Well, we would need to have one member of Congress for approximately every 30,000 citizens. That would mean that we would have just over 10,000 members of Congress. Mike, that’s not going to work. That’s too many congressmen. Bingo! Check out today’s Clip of The Day for the rest…
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Caller Wayne: I think the problem is we have this conduit that money flows through the representatives in Congress. If we could cut that flow off by maybe term limits or revamping the election process where the corporations aren’t feeding this monster and getting these people reelected time after time after time.
Mike: A couple points here. Number one, cleanse your mind of points A, B and C because they’re not going to happen unless we can get the federal monster and its representative forms back into scale. Okay, how are we going to do that? Well, we would need to have one member of Congress for approximately every 30,000 citizens. That would mean that we would have just over 10,000 members of Congress. Mike, that’s not going to work. That’s too many congressmen. Bingo! That’s exactly right. So to get things back into scale and to do the things that you just suggested — and I’m not saying they don’t need to be done. I agree with you on that point. They do need to be done. They’re not going to be done because you can’t get it back into scale. That is a project that is not going to be undertaken by anyone.
So then how could you get it back into scale? Well, again, those that cling to this notion that there’s some kind of are form that’s around the corner that’s going to fix all this, man, you’re just smoking some of the best marijuana that there is out there. Take another hit, brother, and lay off the fatty foods. You may, though, get it back into scale, it being a federation or confederation of sorts, by dividing the United States up into smaller federations. It’s the only way.
I’m not going to marry myself to this example. I’m only going to throw it out because it’s convenient today and most people would understand. If you looked at Canada, for example, as a model — again, don’t call me, don’t write me about [mocking] “That’s the most ridiculous analogy I’ve ever heard.” It’s just nearby. You might look at Canada on a map and notice that it’s divided almost from left to right as you look at it, it is divided along somewhat straight lines into a manner of provinces, as they call them. All those provinces do meet together in one Canadian government. Each province has its own government. Again, a very abstract example of what I’m talking about but that’s a good place to start just to get an idea of it.
If you’ve seen Professor Livingston’s book — which you can find at the Founders Tradin’ Post at MikeChurch.com — as a matter of fact, we have autographed copies by Donald Livingston of Rethinking the American Union. If you’ve seen the artwork — I use it in posts on the site all the time. You’ve seen that an artist has taken the liberty of dividing the U.S. up into six federations, the northeast, mid-Atlantic, southeast, mid-southeast, plains states, industrial states, west. If you look at that, that’s a good place to start. I think that’s how you have to think about the problem. The problem is scale, my friends. You cannot fix scale because you just want to fix scale and you want to put term limits in. Term limits does not fix scale. Explain to me how term limits fixes an out-of-scale government. It doesn’t; it won’t; it can’t.
So then, dividing and subdividing can bring things more into scale. Ladies and gentlemen, at some point and time we’re going to just have to trust each other or trust one another more than we do today, and trust that we have enough affection or affinity towards the history of these United States, the history of the founding era and the founders, and if we had to hit the reset button and divide ourselves into smaller, more governable entities, what’s the big deal? Stop talking about it and do it. It’s not the end of the world. As a matter of fact, it’s the beginning of a new world as far as political worlds go. But I’m not supposed to talk about things like that. I’m supposed to go grab myself a flag. [mocking] “Why aren’t you like the rest of the radio hosts? Why aren’t you a patriot? Why don’t you tell us how we can fix the current situation?” Because I do not believe that it can be fixed.
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