"Try this thought experiment. Pretend you're a tyrant.
Among your many liberty-destroying objectives are
extermination of blacks, Jews and Catholics.
Which would you prefer, a United States with political power
centralized in Washington, powerful government agencies
with detailed information on Americans and compliant states
or power widely dispersed over 50 states,
thousands of local jurisdictions and a limited federal government?"
Walter E. Williams
(1936-2020) Columnist, Professor of Economics at George Mason University