|I think one big problem with a powerful centralized government is that leaders can use false flags in order to manipulate its subjects into doing things that they wouldn't otherwise do if the subjects knew the truth.|
This goes along with my idea that one should only act on ideas that one has observed evidence and reasoned as good actions. When you have to trust the claims of other men, leaders or who ever, only when its like super urgent issues must you make a split decision on whether to trust or not and then do something. But when there is time to make observations (if observations are still possible) then observations are what must be done, particularly for cases of enforcing justice. When all you can go on is what a person says (witness), you can only believe them if you personally know the person has told you all truths and you've never caught them in a lie. Otherwise its hearsay.
The Federal Government stole American's gold in 1933 and the world's gold in 1971. That in my mind makes the institution's trust irreparably broken. I don't consider what the Federal Government says as true, I only look for ways they might be manipulating and sometimes I look for evidence myself. In such a case, distributed power is way better... where small groups of people (locals) who have common interest and have more direct observations on what is happening can use the evidence and reason to perform whatever actions they deem best.
MEM, I thank you for helping me come to this conclusion with all of your griping and complaining about centralized government. I'm not sure if you agree with me on whether cities should be the power centers but yet preferably no city powerful enough to control the others.
Sorry Stephen Boydstun if this message opposes your initial purpose of this thread. Know that I also would like to see justice brought to the people who caused the death and destruction that occurred on 911. I just... don't think what happened is what the government tells us to think. Those buildings exploded... they didn't just fall over.
(Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 11/05, 12:07am)