Ted Cruz era rising

America is at a critical, perhaps historic, turning point. There is potential now for a catastrophic failure of ObamaCare, which means a catastrophic failure for the last Kennedy, Barack Obama, and for left's American governance. Potentially we say goodbye now to the entire liberal establishment postwar: Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton and Obama, which could bring Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to the presidency in 2016 and raise a new political era.

Three thoughts:

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We enter a new political era that will be vastly different from the last. We might best think of our time here since 1776 as a prelude and the centuries ahead as the main event. Washington was the perfect center for America’s capital between North and South since 1776. But America today falls instead east and west between the Pacific and the Atlantic. And the center of such a vast and fully matured America should likewise be in the middle. Exotic it may sound, but if we don’t begin to take this into consideration today, there could in time be conflict. California will not long remain Washington's distant Tibet, and in time the “new” Western states will seek greater independence and autonomy from the “old” Eastern and colonial governance. The U.S. National Intelligence Council recently considered devolution into a "nonstate world." Already there is noise of “nation state” in California and extra-constitutional union with the Pacific Northwest and talk of it in California’s prestigious universities like Stanford and upscale neighborhoods like Silicon Valley.

President Cruz (or Perry, Pence or Gingrich) should consider a “‘Senior Brain Trust” of worthy elders — starting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and economist Art Laffer — and embrace their recently formed organization Americans for Economic Freedom, a coalition of states with low taxes to advance fair and predictable regulations and a fair legal environment. Sympathetic Republican governors could likewise meet together to discuss greater common philosophical issues like Common Core. More than 40 states hurriedly adopted Common Core, some before the standards were even written, in response to the Obama administration’s making more than $4 billion in federal grants conditional on their doing so. National Review reports that Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence (R) has signed a bill suspending implementation. With leadership and more discussion, dozens of governors meeting in conference might now follow Pence’s example and join together as states did with the first state challenges to ObamaCare and instead suggest their own “core.” 

A new conservative era should recognize that America has become a nation of pseudo or ad hoc tribes and special interests over the last century; pop culture entities without depth or substance come in with the dust and are gone with the wind. We were intended by Jefferson to be a nation of free states developing independently and competitively. This structurally fell to final descent in 1913 with the passing of the 17th Amendment, when states were no longer able to appoint their own senators and became victim to special interests and the globalist whims of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, further consolidating the centralized governance in D.C. and capital in New York. A supercommittee of governors and advisers, 12 maybe, should form and meet to discuss how this can be repaired. That is, how can the states retrieve their constitutional status again, the one equal to the other, and not be prisoners of Eastern Seaboard families and the conditioned dominance of New York media.

The president and the Senate possibly cannot help with these issues. The states and their governors have to take it.