"As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Securities and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, according to an agency report obtained by CNN." Youth wants to know: Do we in Texas and New England still need a central government?

Current economic policies are unsustainable and the world faces doom because "the governments are taking over,” said Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. Warning that the "ultimate Armageddon" will be much worse the next time around, Faber told CNBC, "What I object to [regarding] the current government intervention in so-called 'solving the crisis' [is that] they haven't solved anything. They've just postponed it."

Is one-size-fits-all, nationalist, globalist centralization finding its endgame? This week's Newsweek, featuring Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) in his "Come and take it" boots on the cover, looks at Texas and sees behind the veil a different economic paradigm. "Texas has always been something of a separate country when it comes to politics and culture," they write. "Lately, the state seems to be functioning as its own economic republic." And as its federally dependent neighbor California unravels, it appears to be a quite successful model, but one that could well be destroyed by ObamaCare, the bailouts and centralization. Perry was the first to oppose.

We might ask in New England why this can't be said about us. Because our governors were first to flock to the rhetoric of Obama and the last, perhaps, to see ourselves with the kind of independence that Perry and Texas today represent. We need to go back to our Emerson and brush off in particular, his essay "Self-Reliance," which gave Yankee independence its independence. Today Perry embodies it.


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