1 in 4 Americans ‘Open to Secession’

By: Friday September 19, 2014 1:52 pm

Though Scotland just voted to stay in Britain it seems secession as an idea still has some appeal. According to Reuters, 1 in 4 Americans are open to idea of their states seceding from the union.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between August and September found that about 24% of those surveyed “strongly supported or tended to support” their state seceding form the union. The reason for the widespread antagonism towards the federal government was linked to disgust with gridlock and dysfunction in DC.


Americans for Prosperity Announces the Neo-Libertarian Platform

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 6:40 pm

Following The Koch Supremes’ (The Koch Enterprise’s Band) latest decision on campaign funding, Americans for Prosperity have announced a new neo-libertarian platform for their new acquisition, The House of Representatives.

The announcement includes recognition by America for Prosperity that based on Modern Monetary Theory, Government is the true source of wealth, and taxes are social programs.

Medical Marijuana May Serve as a Preview for Fed’s Response to Legal Marijuana

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 2:10 pm

It has been two weeks since the voters in Colorado and Washington State chose to legalize marijuana, yet there still hasn’t been any solid response from the Obama administration. How the federal government will deal with the conflict between state and federal laws on marijuana remains the big unanswered question.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Sanford Levinson, Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 1:59 pm

In Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance, the constitutional scholar, political theorist, and prolific public intellectual Sanford Levinson makes the case that this is no passing squall caused by momentary economic dislocations, but evidence of deeper flaws in how basic governance institutions are designed. Diverging from those who call for new leadership in the White House, a new political party, or even new policies, Levinson calls for reflection about some basic choices embedded in constitutions that most commentators take for granted.

Federal Government’s Favorable Rating Collapses

By: Friday April 27, 2012 9:15 am

While the favorability rating of local and state governments has only declined slightly in the past decade, Americans’ rating of the federal government has collapsed.

Faith in the Federal Government No Longer Restored

By: Monday August 29, 2011 3:45 pm

Obama’s 2008 campaign was about changing the way Washington worked, people either don’t think he has changed it or don’t think his changes have been for the better.

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