(The Hill) -- I've long thought that President Thomas Jefferson's creative vision was for an America which hasn't been born yet. That we had repudiated Jefferson in favor of Alexander Hamilton's view of one world economy and centralized government. But Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's (R) comments last week suggest a historic sea change.
The conflict in the beginning may be seen between former Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton and Jefferson, a classic town/country divide like we experience today nationally between the "Eastern Establishment" and the "Heartland."
"The one [Hamilton] was extreme centralization," wrote historian Frank Owsley, "the other [Jefferson] was extreme decentralization; the one was nationalistic and the other provincial; the first was called Federalism, the other States['] Rights, but in truth the first should have been called Unitarianism and the second Federalism."
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