Second, federalism permits the states to operate as laboratories of democracy-to experiment with various policies and Programs. For example, if Tennessee wanted to provide a state-run health system for its citizens, the other 49 states could observe the effects of this venture on Tennessee's economy, the quality of care provided, and the overall cost of health care. If the plan proved to be efficacious other states might choose to emulate it, or adopt a plan taking into account any problems surfacing in Tennessee. If the plan proved to be a disastrous intervention, the other 49 could decide to leave the provision of medical care to the private sector. With national plans and programs, the national officials simply roll the dice for all 284 million people of the United States and hope they get things right.
Experimentation in policymaking also encourages a healthy competition among units of government and allows the people to vote with their feet should they find a law of policy detrimental to their interests. Using again the state-run health system as an example, if a citizen of Tennessee was unhappy with Tennessee's meddling with the provisions of health care, the citizen could move to a neighboring state. Reallocation to a state like North Carolina, with a similar culture and climate, would not be a dramatic shift and would be a viable option. Moreover, if enough citizens exercised this option, Tennessee would be pressured to abandon its foray into socialized medicine, or else lose much of its tax base. To escape a national health system, a citizen would have to emigrate to a foreign country, an option far less appealing and less likely to be exercised than moving to a neighboring state. Without competition from other units of government,the national government would have much less incentive than Tennessee would to modify the objectionable policy. Clearly, the absence of experimentation and competition hampers the creation of effective programs and makes the modification of failed national programs less likely.
The Monopoly Power is huge because all the States pay into it as the States help enforce the Direct Tax, or Extortion, known as The FED, and The IRS, which is also a Hidden Tax added to, or accelerating, the Direct Extortion Fee, as by mathematical Exponent, the Fraud bring one Tax to a higher power.
And the fools are led to believe it to be a good investment with ample returns of profits.
Until the goose can't lay any more golden eggs.
Then the rats each each other.
So...isolating that type of destructive scenario into one "Failed State" which can be understood from another angle, is better, or worse than applying that "Failed State" to the whole Country, or the whole Globe?
Adam Kokesh offers an estimate of having insufficient numbers to accomplish the task of deterrence.
That is how I take his words.
Sufficient numbers working cooperatively, agreeably, in voluntary association, instead of rats eating rats on cue, just following orders, can, proven, can, deter criminals, by making crime unaffordable.
Not conspiracy theory.
Not utopian dreams.
Later in the discussion Adam turns to the meaning of words, while Alex appears to question that meaning.
What is Federalism?
Here is a sticky point.
If Alex Jones defines the meaning of Federalism according to the words published by Alexander Hamilton, then there is a problem, since Alexander Hamilton was a very well paid liar.
If Alex Jones defines the meaning of Federalism according to Patrick Henry, or George Mason, who were labeled as Anti-Federalists by the Nationalists who were exemplified by Alexander Hamilton, then that is all together different, and that would be completely in-line with voluntary association, Free Markets of Government, and therefore Free Markets of Money, and therefore Free Markets of everything.
So...which is it?
Federalism is a lie covering up Monopoly Union of Force where the Criminals dictate that what they do is legal and what anyone else does is illegal, and therefore anyone making anything worth stealing is thereby stolen so as to afford more power to the thieves and less power of defense to the victims.
Federalism is, in fact, the working design of Free Markets in Government.
You tell me, please. I don't get to discuss such things with anyone, let alone an Alex Jones, an Adam Kokesh, or a Noam Chomsky.