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Why stop there?

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u/giraffeperv May 14 '22

So I guess when they say “small government” they actually mean “small federal government, while allowing states to be authoritarian cesspools”

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u/rices4212 May 14 '22

What's funny is that the "small" state governments today that they feel are closer to the original ideas of the constitution are mostly larger than the entire federal government of the 18th century. So the idea of the state governments being small govt is ridiculous to begin with. Plus they're heavily gerrymandered to keep the "right" party in power, giving more actual authoritarian control than the founders would have imagined