Philosophical discussion on what the states should be able to do and not be able to do. Generally and on certain issues.
Just so we have it ready.....
The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to it by the states respectively, or to the people."
I personally feel that many issues have ignored this amendment and that more power should be given to the states. I feel like the department of education at the very least should give some of it's power to the states. At best the states should be the ones in full control or remake the department of education. Let's face it, the current set up deserves an F-, yes I added a minus. How in gods green earth can the economic powerhouse of the world have an entire federal department dedicated to education and yet have such pitiful results?
Then we have the department of defense. ( yea I am going there. ) 60% of our budget and yet they feel the need to pass the patriot act and NDAA? 60% and yet we have not gotten into a "real" war in a very long time, the conflicts we got in were called wars, but they were wars of aggression. So 60% of the budget is being misused to fight wars that greatly increase hate for america. This is a fact. Resent wikileaks leak shows anti insurgent manual and in that is creating a situation where the insurgency starts to target it's own people...... This is so utterly immoral I can not begin to describe it in words but that's where my tax dollars go.
Ok your ideas?