The Coercive Power of Government: How Decentralization in the U.S. Constitution is the Battleground for Freedom vs. Socialism

Craig Huey Constitutional Rights, Government, Congress, and Politics, Media 2 Comments

A fundamental guiding principle of America is the decentralization of power.

No government body (President – Congress – the Courts) should have absolute coercive power of government or the state to control you and me.

Power should be dispersed.

That’s the way to prevent tyranny… and it’s worked for over 200 years. Not perfectly, but it has protected us from power hungry politicians, groups, and bureaucrats.

The concentration of power is the enemy of freedom and the road to total control.

That’s the whole point of the U.S. Constitution. It has checks and balances and separation of powers.

It’s called federalism. That is why we are a Republic, not a Democracy. That’s why free enterprise can spark opportunity and innovation, and socialist countries spark poverty and hopelessness. Our system is designed to avoid too much power in too few hands.

But now we have politicians and bureaucrats, media, non-profits and Big Tech attempting to centralize control over every aspect of our lives to a bigger and bigger all powerful federal government.

The current efforts to centralize control of the economy and of our freedom of choice is the push to enlarge the size, power and bureaucracy of government with the new infrastructure bill, climate change bill and other wealth redistribution schemes.

But that’s not all.

The Biden administration’s regulations on “equality” and LGBT issues, abortion promotion, school centralized power and the coercive power of the state to override peoples’ choices and states’ rights are trampling on federalism and freedom.

Part of the attack on federalism is the 1619 Project and the undermining of a belief in the guiding principles of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

The 1619 Project is a distortion of truth, an attack on history and a road to racism, anger and hatred.

To destroy the belief in the unique historical qualities that set America apart from all other countries – including decentralization of government – is to set up the acceptance of central control by the few to force others to obey.

It’s time for us to speak up for the love of America.

Not because it’s perfect.

Not because bad things never happened.

Not because we can’t do better.

It’s time to defend America because it’s the only way to stop those who would control every aspect of our lives and destroy our freedoms.

Throughout American history, there have been domestic forces trying to destroy and undermine freedom and our Constitutional protections.

The reason America has been successful while other nations have failed has largely been due to the checks and balances that have kept a concentration of power from developing.

Probably one of the worst historical examples of the concentration of power was the socialism found in the Soviet Union – the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR).

Over thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan predicted the moral, economic and political demise of the Soviet Union a decade before it actually happened.

Most of the media and Democrat politicians were actually sympathetic to much of the Soviet Union for having such control over its people and the economy.


The “official line” was to attack Ronald Reagan constantly for his attacks upon socialism.

They thought the socialist government of Russia would outlast the United States and actually had moral superiority.

But Ronald Reagan disagreed.

What he saw were four key essentials.

  1. Centralized, socialist governments are based upon the rejection of God and moral imperatives derived from the Bible.
  2. Reagan believed that the abuse of power and the destruction of individual freedom could not endure; that people would break free because human freedom and choice are not only a moral good, but something deep within the human soul itself.
  3. Reagan believed there would be a respect for natural rights and the dignity of the individual that could not be controlled by a central government.
  4. Freedom is the essential foundation for economic growth, innovation, and new discoveries to create a just and prosperous society.

Ronald Reagan spoke before the British Parliament and made an historic statement that created media and political ridicule and derision and opposition.

But what he said was quite powerful.

He said, “What I am describing now is a plan and a hope for the long-term – the march of freedom and democracy. Which will leave Marxism/Leninism on the ash heap of history, as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people.”

And Ronald Reagan was vindicated.

The Socialist Republic (USSR) dissolved in December of 1991.

No one saw it coming.

No one thought it could happen.

The U.S. socialist Democrats wanted to appease the Soviet Union.

They felt that the U.S. and the Soviets both had equally flawed economic and political systems – that it would be wiser to converge, wiser to compromise, wiser to do whatever it took to have peace.

They were wrong.

Reagan was right.

We are fighting this battle with China today.

We are fighting this battle with Iran today.

There will be other countries.

But we are also fighting this battle among those same types of people who supported appeasement and greater government control and centralization of power.

This is why we must stand firm.

This is why we must not compromise on the basic elements of our history and our republic. 

Let me know what you think. Email me at [email protected].

Note: To understand how the media and bureaucracy are pushing for greater centralization…and why Socialism is a failure, get my book The Deep State: 15 Surprising Dangers You Should Know.

The last two chapters talk about why socialism is their hidden objective.

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Comments 2

  1. Limited government should start with the administrative state or deep state. The Federal constitution did not anticipate this headless wonder First this state should have a petit supreme court assigned to its problems as the US Supreme Court in Chevron jetsoned its control. Second block grants should go to the states to handle interior, labor, education, health, welfare etc to a state agency whose specific leadership is elected. . The remaining agencies should have a legislature and executive pf their own. This is a simple start to a continuing complex problem.

  2. Limited government should start with the administrative state or deep state. The Federal constitution did not anticipate this headless wonder First this state should have a petit supreme court assigned to its problems as the US Supreme Court in Chevron jetsoned its control. Second block grants should go to the states to handle interior, labor, education, health, welfare etc to a state agency whose specific leadership is elected. . The remaining agencies should have a legislature and executive pf their own. This is a simple start to a continuing complex problem.
    This is not duplicated anywhere else.

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