Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Is America Too Big?

Is America too big for democracy? Too big for its traditional republican form? What does it mean if the answer is yes? This video series proposes that the source of our biggest social and political problems is our SIZE.

Like the, obese, 600 pound man who experiences heart failure, diabetes, and dozens of other ailments, so too does America, only its diseases go by the names Debt, War, Entitlements, Gridlock, and Corruption. Our problems cannot be fixed through any change in ideology or bi-partisan agreement in Congress, because those are not the root of our problems. The source is our size. As America's population increases, the level of representation and control each voter has must inexorably decrease. As power centralizes in a federal government, literally out of the hands of its citizens, conflicts and problems mount. What can be done? Please watch and join the conversation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have villages, towns, counties, municipalities, cities, and states. It is a perfectly good system. There is always a place to air your grievance. There are always a group of elected people to settle the dispute. The problem is, after the Civil War, sovereignty has been eroded.

There used to be a saying. “You don’t have to make a federal case out of it.” Well today, if a neighbor paints his fence green, there is a busybody or Non Governmental Organization that will start a petition in fifteen states banning green fences. They will sue to the Supreme Court, and a national law will be introduced and passed by the Congress. In life, sometimes you don’t get your way. People will not accept that fact, and people that invent or change a law that passes the court system attain power, and run for the Senate and raise taxes and make all our lives a little more miserable. No, the country is not too big. People are too small.