Definition Of Defining Federalism

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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 …show more content…
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 different eyes of the needle allow more participation in politics as well opportunities/development of new ideas and programs. This thread of “federalism” seems endless in form and length. Instead a circle of women seated together with hands and conversation busy about the construction of this uniquely, hand designed, well-crafted quilt of democracy. It members consist of local governments /forms that are closet to the American people. Which makes each patch work so unique in its creation, many hands have participated/benefited from its development. Hands of the American people. With that being said, most Americans have more contact with local governments than the borders of the quilt which is designed/formed by the federal government. The benefits of this thread are inheritably crossed every day in one form or another by Americans from education, Human services, Driver Licenses, marriage licenses, Police/Fire Protection, security, state tax collection and even the conduct of …show more content…
One provision is that each state must give "full faith and credit" to the public acts, records, and civil judicial proceedings of every other state. As well as, business contracts, then, are recognized by all states, as are marriages. Extradition, the legal process in which an accused criminal is returned to the state were the crime was committed, is also required by Article IV. (History) This in turn constructs how each woven piece laid side by side uniformly contributes to the origin, scope and purpose of the Constitution. The border of the quilt which bonds and strengthens the uniform and design of the patchwork is presented in the form the three types of power to the national/federal government. Delegated powers sometimes called enumerated or expressed powers, implied powers inferred from the elastic (or "necessary and proper") clause and Inherent powers of the federal government. It is the border because it stands to hold construction/uniform and design in place and is rarely crossed/traveled by most Americans. Furthermore, each patch has many woven piece that make up the patch of local/state

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