Our ‘Central Government’ – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

By definition, a central government is the political authority that governs a state.

What is a state? A state is a politically unified people occupying a definite territory (noun, no. 5). Each state, regardless where it may be found in the world, has a central government. Texas, for example. The capital of Texas, the location of the central government of the state of Texas, is located in the city of Austin — the capital city.

The United Kingdom, a constitutional monarchy, has a central government located in the capital city of London, in the country of England. Four countries constitute the state of the United Kingdom: England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

Where is the central government of our country, the U.S.A., located? Answer: there is no central government for these United States of America. Our nation is a federation of sovereign states. A federation is the act of uniting or forming a union of states … each of which keeps control of its own internal affairs.

Our country is not a nation-state, but a nation of states. It was the first thirteen states that created the federal government to manage interstate commerce, to coin a common money, and provide for our common defense.

Article 1, Section 8 enumerates (lists) the limited powers of the federal government. All other powers are reserved to the states, as per the Tenth Amendment.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

All three branches of our federal government are at present controlled by one party, the Democratic Party. This party is not the party of John F. Kennedy or Harry Truman. Over the years, the Democratic Party has swiftly and surely moved toward Marxism, a socialist government that wants to rule over all the states.

What are the evidences of the rapid move toward Marxist socialism?
— the green new deal (unscientific climate activism)
— hundreds of questionable mandates, executive orders, that are reordering our immigration policies without the legislative branch’s participation.
— socialized medicine (medicare for all), starting with lowering the age of eligibility to 60 years.

National bankruptcy, the natural and predictable consequence of unbridled federal spending, will most certainly create a crisis that would invite a strong central government to “save us”. The leftists will not want me to say this, but a lawless strong central government is the problem, not the solution. Ask any Cuban ex-patriot or any Chinese refugee about strong central governments.

Elections have consequences, particularly when the power-hungry party corrupts local elections.

Are you registered to vote?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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