Skip to comments.Article V – Dynamic Federalism
Posted on 09/10/2018 12:45:15 AM PDT by Jacquerie
Over a long radio career, Rush Limbaugh regularly slammed the Congressional Budget Office for its static analysis of tax cuts. It is natural to think in linear terms. If Congress cuts taxes by X, then government revenue should fall by X. Right?
Except, it often doesnt work that way. Man and men in society arent linear thinkers. Sometimes the output is a magnitude larger and opposite to the input. Cut taxes by X and the output isnt an X tax loss, but typically a dynamic increase in tax revenue several times the tax cuts. Dynamic response isnt limited to economics. Society also responds somewhat predictably and dynamically to non-economic inputs.
During the Obama years communities held their collective breath if police shot and killed a minority. While the riot and mayhem were out of all proportion to the input, the disproportionate dynamic societal response was predictable.
Consider education and culture. What of the outcomes of an educational system that herds its inmates into dull thought-prisons? For decades, government and its allies blinded American society to its first principles in freedom. People cannot strive for that which they do not know.
This government influence, this outright control of government/media/culture to warp young minds isnt new. Imagine the dynamic, revolutionary effect of suddenly pulling back the blinders that shade public eyes and minds; it would be as threatening to despotic government today as in any time in history. In the past, breaking the government/media education/culture monopoly made for out of proportion revolutionary outcomes.
King Charles Stuart II (b.1630-d.1685) of England held a tight grip on the media of the day. Licensing laws kept print opposition to a minimum. Every Sunday from hundreds of pulpits the Kings Anglican Church ministers preached the righteousness of monarchy, of the Divine Right of Kings
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