Comment: The Localist Solution

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The Localist Solution

Is for all ground forces to be borrowed from the states. The Feds would only have a navy and air force (though states could have these units too as some credit against the taxes they would pay to the feds to have them.) It is kind of hard to oppress your own population, or start or maintain an unpopular war, when all your ground forces have to be borrowed. Also, Fedgov would have no power to borrow money, all debt instruments are issued by the states. Makes for a more judicious use of the military.

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)