The current United States
My state (given time to set up an army, etc.)
So, my choice is between a federal government with a huge debt and a steadfast refusal to balance the budget by limiting spending, and a state with a huge debt and a steadfast refusal to balance it's budget by limiting spending.
Why would I prefer either?
Otherwise, people lived solely under their states' rules.
There were only two crimes prosecutable by federal law--counterfeiting and treason.
The multitudes of federal laws we now have are patently unconstitutional.
Even my individualistic and occasionally churlish and acerbic self knows that the 13 original states intended to work together at this whole nation building thing. Most of the states are still pretty keen on the concept.
How you get from "more perfect Union" to every state for itself is unfathomable to me.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
If I must ,then it is as it is.
Otherwise , no vote..
The poll is too restrictive...
And the poll originator's agenda should be known..
One only has to read of the extreme rules city councils like to impose and consider some of the extreme state laws of various states to opt towards the feds.