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I'm a Vietnam Vet, Retired Mainframe Programmer, Retired College Adjunct Teacher, Published Author, Adult Boy Scout Leader, Republican, Jewish, married with two magnificent grown kids.


Mr. Roberts (Love that name) has finally been accused of the most unimaginable crime yet -- He's a FEDERALIST! G A S P ! ! ! !

Hey wait, What exactly is a federalist -- I googled the word and the definition is:

A system of government in which power is divided between a national (federal) government and various regional governments. As defined by the United States Constitution, federalism is a fundamental aspect of American government, whereby the states are not merely regional representatives of the federal government, but are granted independent powers and responsibilities. With their own legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch, states are empowered to pass, enforce, and interpret laws, provided they do not violate the Constitution. This arrangement not only allows state governments to respond directly to the interests of their local populations, but also serves to check the power of the federal government. Whereas the federal government determines foreign policy, with exclusive power to make treaties, declare war, and control imports and exports, the states have exclusive power to ratify the Constitution. Most governmental responsibilities, however, are shared by state and federal governments: both levels are involved in such public policy issues as taxation, business regulation, environmental protection, and civil rights.

Our founding fathers were frightened by the aspect of an allpowerful central government! Our constitution is written to prevent that. Mr. Roberts wants to throw their proverbial palm tree overboard. (I've been waiting for the chance to say that!!)

A principle difference between our form of goverrnment and the European model is this:

In the European model - Rights stem from the Government! In our form of government, rights stem from the governed! It's that simple.

Take Abortion for example. The federalist approach is to let the individual states make that decision, rather than have a small group of lawyers (SCOTUS) make that decision for us. My personal opinion about abortion is just one of many. Lets let the people decide what is right for their state!

If the people decide in a way that I disagree with - I will respect that -- or move! As I said,,, it's that simple.