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    Zachariah Bryan

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    Zachariah Bryan

    Post  Zachariah Bryan on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:11 pm

    Username: Zachariah Bryan -- ...It's my name.
    Political Beliefs: Federalist -- Check and balances, the conflict of ideas, the battle of good intentions, etcetera. Conservative on government control, i.e. laissez faire economy; and socialist on matters concerning human dignity, equality and opportunity.
    Religious Beliefs: Christian -- Unconditional love.
    Other Hobbies/Interests/Etc.: Writing short stories, memoirs, essays, novels, news articles; listening to mad dangerous beats, i.e. MF Doom and Wu-Tang Clan; river-dancing to heavy metal shows; being active in politics, i.e., lobbying, chilling with legislators, promoting community, and doing office work for the mayor; and, more than anything else, listening to and falling in love with other people's stories.
    Why did you come here?: You folks seem chill.
    What do you hope to gain?: Being chill with you folks.
    What do you hope to give?: Conversation
    Anything else?: Sometimes I expect more out of you than you can give and I ask a helluva lot of questions, but don't be scared.
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    Post  F.M.H.B. on Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:07 pm

    Lol feds. ;P

    Sorry, odd reason for being on the other side of fence. Nothing actually political against the ideas really, just fun kidding stuff. But I am honestly looking to understand more about the ideology. Why do you think federalism works better than other things?

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    Post  Zachariah Bryan on Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:27 pm

    Hm, I'm not sure what the "other side of the fence is." The thing about Federalism is that it isn't so much an ideology as it is a political system designed to incorporate and encourage other ideologies. Ideally, capitalism and socialism could go round for round in a game of fisticuffs, but, alas, history has had its way with America and we have become a mostly capitalist society (too much stigma these days because of the Cold War and the Soviet's so called Communism, etcetera).

    Federalism to me is unique in that it allows for mistakes and does not pretend people, no matter how powerful of a position they are in, are perfect. In short, people fuck up, and, more or less, under federalism, that's okay. There are checks and balances set in place in order for others to say "Hey, no, stop fucking up."

    Of course I'm not pretending Federalism as it is is perfect; the system has been skewed and the balance of power has been tipped and all of that other crap -- that goes without saying --, but so far as I'm concerned, I haven't really seen any other political theories remove itself from the hazy theoretical stage and instill itself into the world in such a practical way as federalism has.

    But that can be debated, I suppose.

    So, if I may ask, what issues make you opposed to Federalism, and what view do you hold in its stead?

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