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Let me be a little more

clear:

I don’t want a Confederation for the U.S., I want a Federal system.

Early on, the Articles of CONfederation were just too weak. The states were pretty fiercely and even belligerently independent. But the central government did NOT have the power to:

–Raise an army by conscription
–Levy taxes
–Have a national judiciary

The central government needed to be strengthened. So we have the (IIRC) 1787 Constitution. Yes, I get that. I am certainly much more of a Federalist than a Confederalist.

BUT, we have gone pretty dang far in the other direction, now. And it is not, IMHO, good.

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