In a work that will remind some of a modern incarnation of The Anti-Federalist Papers, author Mark Moore, originally under the pen name Achbani but now for the first time in his own name, makes a compelling case that the Founders of the United States intended a much more decentralized government than we now have, and that decentralization of power is essential to maintaining liberty. Localism maintains there are thirteen doorways through which state power is consolidated and liberty lost. The philosophy suggests that each of the thirteen must be kept shut in order for liberty to be sustained. Much of the book contains specific necessary measures in order to keep political power diffused and therefore in reach of the citizens. One of the more intriguing aspects of the philosophy is its potential to unite limited-government conservatives and libertarians together against centralizers of all stripes. A blueprint forward.
When Curious George's new bath toys go down the drain, it's time to call the plumber. With some amazing tools (and George's help), the toys are found and the pipes are cleared. When a second drain disaster occurs, George tries fixing it on his own, "without "the same success. Ultimately, George learns that the best way to keep the plumbing system working is to prevent clogs in the first place . . . "and "to invest in extra large (and extra fun) bath toys. George's latest adventure includes fun facts about how water gets to your house along with a coloring and tool-labeling activity.