Brexit Highlights the Enduring Value of Federalism
Regardless of other economic, political and social implications of Britain's vote yesterday to depart the European Union, it highlights a value at the core of America's governmental system: federalism.
On this side of the Atlantic, decades of almost uninterrupted centralization of authority at the national level has necessarily come at the expense of more localized decisionmaking. Our own unfortunate experience has been an increasingly homogenized, sterilized, conformist, bureaucratic, technocratic, remote, suffocating, uniform, top-down, one-size-fits-all leviathan. Ironically, those on the political left who so often pretend to value "diversity" defend that erosion of federalism most enthusiastically. They expose themselves as intolerant of true diversity, freedom and independence…[more]
Take CFIF's 13-Question Quiz to test your knowledge of our Nation's Flag.
(Answer key may be found at the bottom)
1. On which one of the following days in 1777 did Congress pass the resolution establishing the American flag?
a. June 14
b. July 4
c. September 17
d. December 7
2. When did Congress officially designate Flag Day a national day of observance?
3. Which one of the of the following Philadelphia seamstresses historically has been credited with creating the Stars and Stripes…
"LONDON -- British voters didn't just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic. ... A Brexit represents nothing less than the partial splintering of the world'…[more]