William F Buckley on Expansion of Federal Activities

One of the hardest lessons for political novices to learn is that the federal government has a natural tendency to grow when its true purpose is and always has been to remain as small as possible. This isn’t something for Constitutional scholars to debate with modern political pundits. It has been demonstrated time and again that a focus on individual citizens and support of localized governments is the right way to keep the country operating properly.

When the federal government steps in, there are invariably problems with scale. The guidelines that communities use differ so dramatically from area to area, city to city, and state to state that the very concept of the federal government involving itself too deeply in matters that should be localized usually gets butchered. The US government should keep us safe and empower smaller levels of government to thrive.

The problem, as William F. Buckley Jr. so eloquently points out, is that those who rise to federal power want more of the say in what happens at the lower levels. This is why now more than ever we need a President who understands how the Constitution works and is willing to defend it.

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Written by JD Rucker
JD Rucker is Editor of this site as well as The New Americana, a Conservative News Aggregator. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and co-founder of the Federalist Party. Find him on Twitter or Facebook.