Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fred on Federalism

The article below is from Townhall.com. It is by Fred Thompson and presents his view of Federalism.

Talking about Federalism
By Fred Thompson
Monday, April 23, 2007

My friend, Ramesh Ponnuru, over at National Review and I had a little disagreement over the issue of Federalism.
It might seem a little like "Inside Baseball" but, actually, it deals with something that is of importance to everyone who is concerned about the expanding power of government. Our government, under our Constitution, was established upon the principles of Federalism -- that the federal government would have limited enumerated powers and the rest would be left to the states. It not only prevented tyranny, it just made good sense. States become laboratories for democracy and....


It looks like Fred is for limited Federal Government. The article linked above goes on to discuss the idea that many issues should be left to the states. I think there was a war fought over this idea once upon a time (of course there were other issues involved). This short essay by Senator Thompson encourages me that he may in fact be THE candidate.

1 comment:

Incognito said...

I hope he makes his mind up soon! Doesn't leave him much time to fill his war chest coffers. I just wonder if people are willing to vote for someone who has cancer? Just do NOT want la Hillary to win.