Rachel Maddow: Partisan Hack? | Tenth Amendment Center
Patterns exist that describe how unjust the Federal government can be if you happen to be a person of color. Racially disproportionate prosecutions are ongoing and have been a significant source of our prison population in the US, which now includes 500 out of every 100,000 Americans. We are the most imprisoned population per capita in the western world and it would not be possible without the massive consolidation of power known as the Federal Drug War.
Most of those non-violent minority prisoners were arrested per Federal mandate after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Why then, would Maddow’s analysis conclude that ‘the only way black kids are going to be able to swim or date white people is if the all-powerful Federal government steps in’. It’s a common view amongst statists really- the impression that Federal decree is the only way to keep all of us human animals from enslaving and/or exploiting each other.
The founders had a different idea. They thought that horrible things such as racial injustice or destruction of natural resources would best be dealt with on a level close to our system’s sovereign (We the People). They knew from experience that a centralized behemoth sending orders from afar was a bad way to govern, so they set out to do things differently here in the new world