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    FEDERALISM , philosophy and you. http://www.federo.com/Pages/Federalism.htm Many peoples lives are lived based on a philosophy. A philosophy are thoughts that
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      FEDERALISM , philosophy and you.
      Many peoples lives are lived based on a philosophy. A philosophy are
      thoughts that more than one person can live by (a way of life) that
      soon becomes a cult, religion, nation, constitution, group, society,
      etc. So reality could also be explained as thoughts expressed through
      matter/humans, conscious of it or unconscious of it. Still many
      people remain unaware how ancient thoughts written down became
      popular laws and customs that control their lives still today. lol

      Utopia is the ultimate Philosophy http://users.erols.com/jonwill/
      But If American Philosophy is allowed to flourish and grow it will
      surely become an eventual utopian States of America. American
      philosophy is the best philosophy to date, because its founders
      studied the faults of all the other philosophies that came before it,
      American philosophy is also more flexible that the other philosophies
      that have ruled it is capabable of working with other philosophies
      making it easier to negotiate with immigrants and other Nations ruled
      by more primitive philosophies. Many have die and sacrificed in
      support and belief of American Philosophy and the great potential it
      represents. , but by accepting other philosophies, religions, and
      traditions in such abundance it has threatened to cause the
      extinction of American philosophy/culture and bring us back to the
      futile systems feudalism and religious wars of the past. Now the
      land proclaimed America has become polluted by past philosophies that
      re-emerge to causing confusion and suffering once more Americans have
      become lost sheep, depressed, depraved they have no purpose but to
      make money , to be entertained /tv/music/games, suffer, laugh, dream
      simple unobtainable dreams ,rushing pushing each other to get nowhere
      fast, breeding passing on this misery to their offspring and die and
      the land of the brave has become a land of hateful, greedy, jealous,
      cowards and zombies heros, leaders, humans of great intellect(
      thinkers), inspirators to rally the people to do great things , are
      few and far between existing in Fairy tales ,comic books, and PBS
      specials. American Philosophy was to end all that and bring us all to
      joyful productive lives no matter the race or religion (even though
      it was founded on Christianity in God we trust, Christ God is a
      tolerant God not like the others, A god that does not hate you for
      what you believe that just wants what's best for you and to live in
      peace with your neighbor and respect the earth/nature you need to
      survive. That's not so bad is it?) America has shown its
      vulnerability and other philosophies that have put a strangle hold on
      the American philosophy Many people now hate America but is the
      parasitic philosophies of the past and the self obsessed supporters
      of these ways that are to blame. Two philosophies in particular
      Capitalism and federalism. Capitalism speaks for itself A nation
      where you are only allowed to have as much freedom, dignity, self-
      esteem, food, dwelling as you can afford survival of the richest or
      most entertaining, why musicians can make more money than life saving
      doctors etc. Federalism is more secretive less noticed but even more
      powerful. They are why Bill Gates Riches cannot give him anymore
      power than they will allow it. This is a Great explanation of the
      federal government many of us live in.

      Federalism, also referred to as "Federo" in Uganda, is a national
      political system in which two levels of government, the central
      government and the regional government control the same territory and
      citizens. It is a philosophy or ideology of political organization
      which involves a combination of the principles of centralization, non-
      centralization and power sharing. Federal government, on the other
      hand, is actual organization according to these principles, which
      seeks to maximally express all its ramifications including in
      particular its territorial ramifications. The word federal came into
      English via French from Latin. Foederatus means "bound by treaty"
      deriving from foedus: treaty and fidere: to trust. Under Federo, the
      regions surrender some of their political power to the central
      government, relying on it to act for the common good.

      In a federal system therefore, laws are made both by the regional
      governments and by a central government. This is, for example, people
      who live in the region of Acholi must obey the laws made by the
      Acholi legislature and the federal parliament of Uganda. In such a
      setup, the central government decides issues that concern the whole
      country, for example national defence, foreign affairs,
      telecommunication, national projects (such as airports, dams,
      highways), policy development (e.g. education), railway network. The
      regional governments take over the rest, for example schools, police,
      health services, feeder roads, culture, agriculture, levying of some
      taxes (which are then shared between the federal and regional
      governments), local amenities and so on.

      The philosophy behind the Federo concept is quite simple indeed: the
      people inside the house settle their matters on their own, because no
      body else can do it better than them. Federo is meant to give
      sovereignty and freedom back to the individual. They act in a manner
      in which they are able to decide on joint action without losing
      individuality. As a consequence, decisions would be the result of
      consultation, conciliation and consensus. Federo's major objective is
      to integrate the different constituent units, not by making them lose
      their identities and relative autonomy, but by providing for their
      differences and diversity in the central organisation and
      guaranteeing that they all have a say in the conduct of its affairs.

      Federo is practiced in many successful countries in the world, such
      as the Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico,
      and Switzerland, and the United States of America. In Africa,
      Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia are practicing federo, whereas South
      Africa is alleged to be preparing to introduce federo on her
      territory. The United Kingdom which is nominally a unitary country,
      it is functionally quasi-federal since the principles of federalism
      have informed the devolution of administrative power to its
      constituent units England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
      Even France and Italy can be called federal-like.

      Federo is based on (1) regional variation and (2) ease of
      administration. Examples of regional variation are Switzerland,
      Canada, and Russia. As to ease of administration, even unitary states
      like France and England are divided into departments or counties.

      To guarantee productive intergovernmental relations, Federo must be
      founded on seven principles. These principles include respect for the
      Constitution, active cooperation, the preservation of autonomous
      action, flexibility, fairness, information sharing and transparency.

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      A confederation on the other hand is similar to a federal system, but
      gives less power to the central government. The loose alliances of
      countries or other political entities that make up the confederation
      seek to cooperate with one another while retaining ultimate control
      of their own internal policies. Unlike federal systems,
      confederations usually give each member nation absolute control over
      its citizens and territory. The central government decides only
      issues that affect all members of the confederation. Confederations
      tend to be weak and unstable because member nations often resist
      relinquishing final authority on any matters and insist on their
      right to withdraw from the confederation at any time. Hence the
      region, e.g. Ankole could decide to get out of the confederation at
      any time. Confederations are uncommon; most are international bodies
      with limited and specific responsibilities, such as the European
      Community (EC) and the British Commonwealth. A confederation in
      Uganda in not desired whatsoever.

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      A monarchy (feudalism) is a territory ruled by one individual, the
      King or Queen, who has absolute power over everything in her/his
      sphere of influence. She/he is the undisputed supreme law in the
      land. At least for Buganda, monarchism died at the Buganda Agreement
      in 1955 where King Mutesa was forced to become a constitutional
      monarch, i.e. some of the "absolute power" was taken away and given
      back to the people. This was reflected in the fact that some members
      of the Lukiiko had to be directly elected by the people.

      There is something that you can do about it, Support peaceful
      Education and Government reform.
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