Last week’s decision by Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to the passage of the Election Integrity Act, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s defiant response, provides but the latest proof that our country is no longer the “United” States of America. Given the depth of the cultural and political divide, there is only one hope for healing our nation: A return to our foundational principles—for if there is no federalism, there will be no unity.
On Friday, Robert Manfred, the Major League Baseball commissioner, announced that the 2021 All-Star Game will be moved from Atlanta to retaliate against Georgia’s passage of a law aimed to better secure elections. The move followed condemnation—without specification—of the statute by several Georgia-based corporations, such as Delta and Coca-Cola.
Our commander-in-chief also encouraged the move, telling ESPN in a Wednesday interview that he believes “today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly” and that he “would strongly support