By Bernie Quigley on 12/11/07
At the beginning of the war on
We have come to a crisis in the
I believe that this crisis has come about because Alexander Hamilton’s vision of federalism has reached its outer limits. Hamilton and Washington believed in a single strong central government and weak states and regions. This may well have been the correct path when the western regions were still in wilderness and while the Northeast dominated the political agenda after 1865. But demographics have changed the political landscape.
As a result of these new demographics, we in
The rise of the Religious Right is an organic consequence of changing demographics. Influence in our country has shifted from the
It should be noted that in the variety of religious forums and “value forums” sponsored recently by the Religious Right, only John McCain and Ron Paul have explicitly opposed torture. This in no way speaks to New England and
Secession is not the answer. But New England today has to face the fact that we can no longer impose our values on the rest of the
In order to retain our New England character and culture we must return to
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in
This is the natural next step in our American journey.