Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Why Competitive Federalism (and Immigration) Don’t Work

March 03rd, 2014 by G.

The way you turn states from red to purple is to make blue states so intolerable that a lot of people flee them for red states. Then those voters stupidly vote for the same disastrous policies in their new homes.

Comments (9)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags:
Tags:
March 03rd, 2014 09:15:55
9 comments

Colorado and Nevada
March 3, 2014

That’s not funny!


Vader
March 3, 2014

It’s the difference between adoption and invasion. If there was a considerable waiting period for new move ins to vote, say, twenty years, competitive federalism might work just fine.

In other words, if moving to a different state meant adopting their way of doing things, instead of bringing in your own way of doing things, competitive federalism might work.


Wm Jas
March 3, 2014

Vader, I really like the idea of a waiting period for new move-ins to vote.


Zen
March 3, 2014

I do as well, but 20 years might be a bit much.
Perhaps, 3-5 years?


Bruce Charlton
March 3, 2014

@Vader – Such suggested technological fixes are deceptive, because they presupposes motivation to fix the problem, which presupposes acknowledging there is a problem. And if we did *that* – the problem would not exist in the first place.


MC
March 4, 2014

“And if we did *that* – the problem would not exist in the first place.”

For the same reason, I don’t understand why some conservatives get excited about the idea of a new constitutional convention. If the American people today were the kind of people who would write a good constitution, the one we have would suffice to govern us.

It seems to me that the only way out of this is to focus all of our efforts on improving the quality of citizens. Thus, the only issues I get exercised about enough to call my congressman are immigration, homeschooling, religious freedom, etc.


Adam G.
March 4, 2014

A constitutional convention would be required to have waiting periods for state citizenship, since the Supreme Court ruled that they are unconstitutional.

Of course we have a corrupt citizenry in many ways, but our elites are more corrupt, and they have made many things the citizenry might do for good undoable.


Vader
March 4, 2014

“It seems to me that the only way out of this is to focus all of our efforts on improving the quality of citizens.”

His Majesty: “Culling seems in order.”


Joseph Hertzlinger
March 9, 2014

An essential part of this is the propaganda campaign that overpopulation is to blame fro everything. The people fleeing excessive government think they’re fleeing crowds.

Leave a Reply