I am reading Eric Schlosser’s (one of my favorite authors) Command and Control. And now, more than ever, I am convinced of the absolute necessity of de-centralizing the command and control of our government, and even our military.
We hear the saying, “every great empire falls”, and there is truth to this based on the history of countries that de-base their currency (like we are). But my country, is an experiment. And no where else in the world is there a Constitution like ours, nor a diverse and resilient set of people like Americans. Our federal government may fail us, but that does not mean that we won’t survive it and come back thriving.
Stop here if you don’t like change or optimism (or idealism).
A “decapitation” attack – which would be aimed at our country’s civilian and military leadership – could cause immediate confusion and weakness by any enemy force. Forget about who the “enemy” is – because we will disagree and argue about that. Instead, let’s ask ourselves – what can we do to prepare for this?
1. Make sure that States and local governments can operate independently of the federal government.
2. Make sure that State’s have control over their own militia – known now as the National Guard.
3. Make sure that commerce can go on – even if the federal reserve note (U.S. dollar bill) has no value.
That is an excellent start. Not only will more efficiency be gained by having a smaller federal government that can focus on certain important issues, but the American people will have more command and control when it comes to defense and protecting their property.
When anything gets too big – it fails. I don’t want the federal government or the military to fail. Companies and even organizations have had huge success by de-centralizing decision-making and project-controlling. Our country will see success too, and the motion is already in place for this to happen.
Tisha Casida is an Unaffiliated (Independent) candidate for U.S. House, Colorado District Three. She is an advocate for protecting property rights and a firm believer protecting individuals, farmers, and small business owners by making sure that important decisions affecting them can be made at the State and local level of government where the actions of government are more transparent and “officials” are easier to hold accountable.