Why do these people keep saying: Dear god help us! If we don’t keep this epic fail tyrannical central government and it’s flawed constitution, it’s over! We’re doomed!
As I recall, the federal government isn’t our only government. What were those other governments called, oh yes, the states, umember dem? We don’t need no stinking federal government. We have plenty more where they came from. We also don’t need no stinking U.S. constitution either. Each state has one.
If this monopoly central government didn’t work the first time, why would it work the second time? Trying to keep a flawed system that failed catastrophically is not what I would call a sane plan. It will not save us from this downturn, it will just be the fire in which our souls burn, again.
Each state could immediately stop the federal tyranny through nullification. Each state could immediately nullify all federal laws it deems unconstitutional. Don’t go to court, don’t ask permission, just do it.
The states invoked nullification many times in the past with great success, until the federal government power mongers decided they didn’t like it and killed 600 thousand of it’s own “citizens” during the “civil war” which by the way wasn’t a civil war but a war for independence. Too bad the south lost because the north freed the slaves then promptly enslaved everyone else. Nice.
“If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions’ authors (Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, respectively), it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”
Each state should also begin the process of creating it’s own currency. I recommend gold backed but they can choose any system they want. Freedom to choose is the key, not the best system.
Once the states have effectively separated themselves from the federal tyranny through nullification and decentralized monetary systems, they should make it official and secede. After seceding, they should create a new voluntary military alliance, purely for defense against foreign attack, by downsizing the U.S. military to a defense only force, divided up among the states. The only requirement for prosperity is freedom, not centralized control.