the less external control (law, government) that we need. The Federalist #51 agrees with that scripture when Madison writes "If men were angels, no government would be necessary, if angels governed men, neither internal nor external controls on government would be necessary." In several places in scripture it mentions writing the law on men's hearts- and implies that makes the external written law obsolete. There are two places where there will be no external law- Heaven and Hell. In one place it is not needed, and the other not heeded.
We can't get there on this earth, but still, the more virtuous we are the less government we need. No wonder the government does everything it can to undermine virtue, religion, and morality.
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)
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