Defining Federalism : Design And Craftsmanship Of A Well Patchwork Quilt

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Defining Federalism is like describing the design and craftsmanship of a well patchwork quilt. A quilt which top layer consist of pieces of fabric that purpose is embedded in the US Constitution. A quilt made of a specific design with specific purpose. The top layer is a plain woven piece of muslin cloth of democracy. The individual pieces of clothe are woven together with thread of “federalism”, where each stitch which is symbolic of a self-governing units of shared, distributed powers between the federal, state and local government. The muslin of plain woven piece of fabric set the foundation of the structure garment of our government. The single sheet of muslin represents each state and its “reserved powers”, which are set aside for the states. Unlike delegated powers, which are not listed specifically, but are guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." (History) Each piece serves a specific purpose and it strength is enter woven through the batting that supports the structure of the quilt. A batting/structure called the US Constitution. This quilt is formed and reformed so that it strength is none less weaken. The needle that contains the thread of federalism is symbolized to prevent acts of tyranny, and a person/individual group from taking control of a state or even control of the federal governments. The…

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