I just have a few minutes before I hafta cook dinner, but I need to share:
I’m writing an article on Prez Nideb’s determined attempt to eliminate single family zoning in America’s suburbs. As usual I surround any issue I decide to write about by reading a plethora of related articles until I realize I have way too much material; it is time to stop gathering and begin casting away.
Somewhere in the morass, I read about the increasing racial heterogeneity of America. If you look just at numbers, we are becoming a polyglot, mongrelized nation, not so much a nation as a holding pen.
But guess what: that’s really primarily happening in the cities. Rural America is generally still made up of descendants of the German, Scots-Irish, castoff English folk we started with.
Any polity composed of closely packed people who do not speak a common language and various factions of whom adhere to their own cultural mores, engendering hostility among the disparate groups, has to be governed by different means and precepts than does a relatively homogenous, less densely situated population of citizens.
(And yes, I know Prez Nedib is trying to change that by depositing illegal border crossers indiscriminately across our heartland by the hundreds in the middle of the night. So we better hurry.)
Let the big cities—New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago— become independent city states. Y’know, like Florence, Genova,,etc in the heyday of the Italian Peninsula.
Let them govern themselves.
Laws and policies directed at solving their problems are not relevant and should have no currency in the rest of the country.
But what about national elections? I propose that the mayors of the city states comprise a council which elects their own primus inter pares, who can negotiate with the USA. Maybe we can model it on the way the Indian nations are handled.
What do you think of my idea about city-states?
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