Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I Wonder What Mitt Romney Thinks of Flag Day

An appropriate question to be asking in honor of Flag Day today:

In the GOP debate last night, Mitt Romney said (in response to a question about spending on federal disaster relief) that "every time you have a chance to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector that's even better." Extending Mitt Romney's logic to it's natural conclusion: Why bother having the federal government at all then if Romney's goal is to deconstruct it? It seems to me that people could easily take the slippery slope down from Romney's argument at the debate to saying that all the states should simply form their own countries and then reach some form of economic cooperation agreement to encourage mutual trade and perhaps a coordinated military defense (something along the lines of the EU).

Is that really the direction Mitt Romney wants to take our country?