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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]

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CFIF Seeks Narrow Rulemaking from FEC Regarding Rules Governing Disclosure of Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Unions Print
Tuesday, October 09 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) last week filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Election Commission ("FEC") that seeks a narrowly focused rulemaking to update and clarify the rules governing disclosure of any electioneering communications by corporations and labor unions.

CFIF's request is made in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and in response to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which concluded in CFIF v. Van Hollen that the meaning, proper application and interaction of the current regulations can be improved.

Download CFIF’s Petition here (PDF).

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Which one of the following incumbent First Ladies was the first to officially address party delegates at the Democratic or Republican National Conventions?
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"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]
 
 
—Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White, POLITICO
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While the UK’s vote to exit the European Union will produce a period of global economic and political turmoil, does it make you feel more optimistic or more pessimistic about the long-term future?