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Comment: Mao was a rascal

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Mao was a rascal

but he understood about political power and its ultimate relationship to who holds the guns. So long as our armed forces are centralized under the FEDGOV, no lines on a paper, not even the Constitution, will stop ambitious persons from returning to this moment. The only sustainable answer is to decentralize the military along the lines suggested under Localism. Basically instead of no state being able to keep troops, it would be the central government that is forbidden to keep troops, they would have to borrow them from the states. But this is an integrated philosophy, and to make it work long term one must decentralize other doors to power, such as money and debt.

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Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)