Want to End Urban-Rural Conflict? Stop Looking for a Victor. – Reason.com

Posted: March 14, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

“Whether red vs. blue or city vs. country, political tensions are best addressed by letting people run their own lives.”

There’s a spreading revolt against city-spawned restrictions on self-defense rights by the residents of sparsely settled counties and the officials who represent them. The issue “has largely underscored the rift between rural and urban areas,” the Wall Street Journalnoted over the weekend. It’s a rift that’s widening as the political divide in the United States takes on a strongly geographical character—less along state or regional lines than at the borders between dense populations and open country.

With hostile people from divergent cultures and political affiliations glaring at each other across the nation’s city limits, it’s time to reconsider the tendency towards centralization of power in our country that leaves so many people groaning under laws and policies they find abhorrent. If we really want to defuse tensions, we should devolve decision-making as far down the political food chain as possible—preferably all the way to individuals.

“Virtually every major city (100,000-plus population) in the United States of America has a different outlook from the less populous areas that are closest to it,” Josh Kron marveled in The Atlanticafter the 2012 election demonstrated divisions that have only deepened since”

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