The government may shut down if the Democrats and Republicans don’t reach a compromise on the budget.
Now, seriously, is this a bad thing? After all < Snort! Cough! >, our biggest single problem is the massive overspending the government has been doing.
Maybe if the federal government shut down for a while, the State governments could step up and do most of the governing – as the Founders intended….
I said all that in jest, of course, but… continuing the thought…
If the federal government were to mysteriously disappear one day, the United States is probably the only nation on the planet that really could restart from scratch and keep right on going without missing a beat. The States were originally intended to do all governing except on issues where the States needed a united front to present to other nations. That is why there are State governments – the States were originally independent entities who came together as allies. Ever since, the Federal government has assumed more and more control, a bit at a time. But, the States could pick up the slack very quickly; all we would need to do is, using the Constitution, reestablish national diplomatic and military functions – the original purpose of the Federal government.
I may have to write a novel. This is intriguing.
Now, that’s what happens when you wake up at 2:30 AM and get to playing around with ideas… back to bed for me!