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Us and them, black and white, either/or...these kinds of easy reductions, while emotionally reassuring and mentally relaxing, are a sad substitute for the even minimally detailed, complex, nuanced and whole-systems thinking necessary to both see the world and others (therefore government/culture/society, its merits and ills) in a constructively tolerant manner even while (or especially while) actively working for sustainable positive change.
Centralization and/or distribution, as pure dynamics, are obviously not the problem themselves and both are key qualities to be addressed when designing and/or improving systems of all kinds, including the political.
Computers have a CPU, the human body has its CNS and brain, even these militias many of you libertarians idealize have commanders, so the question is not whether some structures require centralization of leadership or stewardship powers, but rather how are we failing to collectively birth, raise, and send into dedicated service human beings who lead with humility, integrity, honesty, and the greater good at mind and heart.
To the degree that we clearly, in fact, share one world (share the same air, water, temperature, ...biosphere, not to mention all the other non-geocentric commonality) there will be the need to have some world-level representative governance; same goes then for national, regional, state-level, and local.
No. No. No. This is far more complex than playing come=shuffle-your-address-with-us if you care anything about the larger contexts (geographically, economically, racially, culturally, ...) in which you inherently live and upon who's healthy diversity you absolutely depend.
On the other hand, it would be nice to have some state other than Texas to study when examining the long term effects of ideological (only?) inbreeding.AlreadyFree, 3 years ago.