New Federalization

New Federalization

Federalize The United States By Municipalities, Territory Communities, And Native Tribes/Nations; Dissolve States
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Today in the 21st-century, human civilization is rapidly evolving. The state model that founded the United States, and its collective civilization, has become obsolete; and is largely arbitrary institutions acting counter to the needs of the peoples of those states. These counteracting actions have become antithethical to the security of persons. State apparatuses have been largely controlled by special interest groups; and operating on a plutocratic/oligarchic method of wealth and money, influencing culture and legislation. These corruptions within the political mechanisms have led to states throughout their history and in the present, to commit harmful negative actions. States are guilty of crimes warranting national and international attention, such as the Flint water crisis, and those in numerous other cities across the nation; or mass graves found in Texas.

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An alternative means of federalization can be one on the local level. Cities are the leading method of direct relations between civil structures and citizens. More importantly, it offers a means of legitimate civilization integration, cultural security, and economic reparations towards all peoples in the US, the native communities, and colonized territories. That have been cheated and abused by actions of the institutions of the United States. This is where both representative democracy and direct democracy are vital. The need for effective municipal systems requires legitimate communal representation. A revival of the city state model of governance becomes key; as does the spirit of federal Unionism. This idea has already been expressed to an extent within the mass media. The main point of this idea is called the "United City-States of America". In which all core cities become connected through efficient polis systems that connect the cities through a massive network of transportation and communications systems. Further connecting core cities to peripheral cities in similar networks.

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Decentralized federalization, as the model I describe can be termed; unifies more extensively to every city, town, and settlement, within a unifying federal congress. Further organized on a sub regional, regional, and super-regional scale; allowing constant relations of all areas simultaneously within a single arena. Forming a larger union of strong polis systems in both core and peripheral cities. Interconnecting them to a greater extent; allowing for community integration of the national identity. Dissolving state and regional hostilities and grudges; in favor of amplifying local cultures, forming a true national melting pot.

With this model connecting the 50 United States, five territories, and District of Columbia; unifying such a superstate would reshape global perspective of unification. This could effectively serve to be a replacement model for all 206 nations of the world.

Such a federation would be capable of preserving and expressing every local community, its culture, history, and peoples, while also retaining the sense of a global community imagined within the idea of globalization. Correcting the antithetical aspects that have been propelling globalization as a culturally and environmentally destructive mechanism. If the nations of the world were able to merge with their existing Deep States; returning them back to public control/oversight of institutions. Then this form of federalization would effectively be capable of unifying the human species across the globes.

As leading military officials will acknowledge, traditional standing armies and militaries are obsolete. War has almost entirely shifted to indirect, unconventional, asymmetrical warfare. Thus, the Deep State must be used and restructured towards the benefit of the human species; in order to protect this entirely new reality unseen in all of human history. If we were to merge all existing military, intelligence agencies, national guard/Defense forces, detective structures, legitimate militia organizations, etc into a single Department of Security. And structure this Department using democratic confederalism. Then we would be effectively able to end the War on Terror; while eliminating the military systems that wage war in the obsolete sense. Nuclear arms, standing armies, massive military industrial hardware (and the military-industrial complexes that generate the hardware); all would be obsolete. Therefore, those industrial complexes would be able to be reallocated and re-purposed for new uses. Such a Department system would also eliminate out of obsolescence patrolling forms of order; namely standing police forces. Since democratic confederalism is a localized means of collective defense. Allowing for the same spirit of duty towards guardianship of friends, family, and community to be expressed.

The 21st century is a time in which humanity is progressing at such a rate that we are witnessing changes to human civilization that have not been cyclically expressed in humanity's past. Methods of the past are rapidly becoming obsolete and require large scale conscious attention for needed changes. The idea of restructuring the United States into a truly unified peoples would have global repercussions that could change the entire direction of the human species. Utopian visions of humanity's future are not fanciful notions of idealism. If the human species is going to survive the challenges this coming century faces; then we need to unify for the survival of the entire species. This model of federalization demonstrate a new option in the direction of the United States and humanity as a whole. The decision of whether we stay a divided destructive virus; or do we survive and advance forward together as a unified species?

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The Trump Presidency Is Over

Say hello to President Mike Pence.

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Remember this date: August 21, 2018.

This was the day that two of President Donald Trump's most-important associates were convicted on eight counts each, and one directly implicated the president himself.

Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman for a few months in 2016, but the charges brought against him don't necessarily implicate Trump. However, they are incredibly important considering was is one of the most influential people in the Trump campaign and picked Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate.

Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to file a report of a foreign bank account. And it could have been even worse. The jury was only unanimous on eight counts while 10 counts were declared a mistrial.

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, told a judge that Trump explicitly instructed him to break campaign-finance laws by paying two women not to publicly disclose the affairs they had with Trump. Those two women are believed to be Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, a pornstar. Trump had an affair with both while married to his current wife, Melania.

And then to no surprise, Fox News pundits spun this in the only way they know how. Sara Carter on Hannity said that the FBI and the Department of Justice are colluding as if it's some sort of deep-state conspiracy. Does someone want to tell her that the FBI is literally a part of the DOJ?

The Republican Party has for too long let Trump get away with criminal behavior, and it's long past time to, at the very least, remove Mr. Trump from office.

And then Trump should face the consequences for the crimes he has committed. Yes, Democrats have a role, too. But Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, so they head every committee. They have the power to subpoena Trump's tax returns, which they have not. They have the power to subpoena key witnesses in their Russia investigations, which they have not.

For the better part of a year I have been asking myself what is the breaking point with Republicans and Trump. It does not seem like there is one, so for the time being we're stuck with a president who paid off two women he had an affair with in an attempt to influence a United States election.

Imagine for a second that any past president had done even a fraction of what Trump has.

Barack Obama got eviscerated for wearing a tan suit. If he had affairs with multiple women, then Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would be preparing to burn him at the stake. If they won't, then Trump's enthusiastic would be more than happy to do so.

For too long we've been saying that Trump is heading down a road similar to Nixon, but it's evident now that we're way past that point. Donald Trump now has incriminating evidence against him to prove he's a criminal, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just getting started.

Will Trump soften the blow and resign in disgrace before impeachment like Nixon did? Knowing his fragile ego, there's honestly no telling what he'll do. But it's high time Trump leaves an office he never should have entered in the first place.

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An Escape Raft From Trump

How a declaration of resistance is really a plot to escape blame

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How does a person come back from being part of a great injustice? I'm not talking about how a person recovers from being a victim of a great wrong, nor am I referring to the process of judging those who perpetrated the act. No, what I want to know is how those who aide and abet such actions, those who collaborate and stand idly by, come back into the fold of civilized society without being held to account.

A few weeks ago there was an anonymous Op-Ed in the New York Times from a senior White House official. The piece caused a great stir because it alleged a great conspiracy within the president's administration by even its most senior members to thwart the worst impulses of the president and keep the nation on a relatively sane track. Much of the coverage has focused on trying to identify the author of this controversial piece or praising those brave souls in the administration who are a part of the resistance. I was among this crowd until I started reading a bit further about this article and what it represented. With that further exploration I came to realize that what I took for a reassuring statement to the American public was actually something much more sinister.

How does a person come back from being part of a great injustice? This is the question that is currently haunting the leaders of the Republican Party as they grapple with the Trump presidency and the taint it casts upon their party. As the increasingly impending likelihood that Democrats will take back Congress and ramp up investigations, not only into Trump himself, but also the upper echelons of his administration and even members of Congress, Republicans are searching for any way to avoid blame before this impending storm of controversy and negative stigma hits.

This is where the op-ed and its cynical ploy comes in to play. While I have little doubt that there is a faction in the White House that attempts to curb the president to some degree, I do not for a moment believe it could be called a resistance or the actions of so-called 'adults in the room.' The point of the Op-Ed was not to give voice to this faction, but to control the narrative of Republicans in the White House, to tell a story about otherwise good people who work for this horrible man, but do it because they are preventing someone worse from coming along and doing something really bad. It's a convincing tale all things considered and its been proven to work in the past. Clichéd as it is to bring up Nazis with the Trump administration, in this particular case it fits, many Nazis after the war told tales of honorable Germans who were only doing things out of their patriotic duty and with the belief that if they didn't carry out orders someone else much worse would. It was convincing enough that thousands of former Nazis never received any meaningful form of punishment and lived out the rest of their days never having to atone for their participation in some of the greatest crimes in human history.

The thing about the 'preventing worse things from happening' argument both then and now is that it is complete and utter B.S. Many Germans knew what the Nazis were doing was wrong the same way as many Republicans know what Trump is doing is wrong, they just don't care because it gets them what they want, which is usually power. After some initial hesitation, Republicans were all too eager to embrace Trump and what he represented like moths to a racist, sexist flame. They endorsed and stood by him on the campaign trail even as his behavior set new lows for conduct, as his supporters unlashed a new hatful undercurrent into the party, and as shocking allegations about his personal conduct came out. Even as president when his capacity to lead has been shown on numerous occasions to be insufficient for the office, and his past activities are being revealed as startlingly criminal in nature, they stand by and affirm their support until the end.

Such stubborn loyalty might be commendable if it wasn't to such a horrible man who does such horrible things, except for that fact that it is illusionary. Republicans loyalty to Trump only lasts as far as it brings them power. And now that Trump's star is starting to fall and the voters are preparing to make their displeasure clear at the ballot box, they are seeking to distance themselves from him as fast as possible. The op-ed is simply the first step, to introduce the idea that Republicans were never that invested in Trump in the first place and were always present in opposing him, just not in any open or accountable way. They hope that their efforts coupled with the public's intense dislike of Trump and his close cohorts will allow history to repeat itself and they can get away scot free without their involvement ever coming to light.

We as the American people need to stop this narrative right here at the start and recognize it for what it is, a cynical ploy by a bunch of greedy, corrupt cowards trying to save their own skin as their boss takes the fall. We cannot allow them to succeed in this; we cannot allow them to escape justice. In the name of all those that have been harmed by this administration, in honor of all that has been endangered by their lust for power, they must be held accountable.

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