February 5, 2023

Regionalism Used to Redistribute Wealth

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Think of regionalism, the priority of the region being synonymous with the priority of the nation (nationalism), of the commune (communism), of the environment (environmentalism), of the globe (globalism) all of which deny traditional American individualism, that is, the priority of our individual rights as set out in the US Constitution.

For more perspective about the importance of individualism against other “-isms” consider what Chief Justice Roberts said about our individual right to Free Speech in 559 US 460 (2010):

“As a free-floating test for First Amendment coverage, that sentence is startling and dangerous. The First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech does not extend only to categories of speech that survive an ad hoc balancing of relative social costs and benefits. The First Amendment itself reflects a judgment by the American people that the benefits of its restrictions on the Government outweigh the costs. Our Constitution forecloses any attempt to revise that judgment simply on the basis that some speech is not worth it. The Constitution is not a document “prescribing limits, and declaring that those limits may be passed at pleasure.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137, 178 (1803).”

USSCT cite discussion of an illegitimate ad hoc balancing test.
U.S. V. Stevens
559 U.S. 460 (2010)

The foregoing describes the interaction between illegitimate ad hoc balancing tests and the various -isms that are used to deny our rights.

Livy writes from a bunkhouse on the southern high plains of Texas.