by Mike Maharrey, TenthAmendmentCenter.com:
Sometimes even libertarians and constitutional conservatives, who generally oppose any kind of government intervention, hop up on the centralization bandwagon.
It stems from a sincere desire to expand liberty, and a misunderstanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This leads many folks to embrace the federal government as some kind of liberty enforcement squad. They take the basic restrictions on federal authority outlined in the Bill of Rights and insist the feds to use their power to ensure state and local governments adhere to them as well.
These folks stand on solid ground when they argue that NO government should trample the basic rights protected by the Bill of Rights. But they run off the rails when they insist that the federal government should police other political societies to “protect our rights.”
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