Federalism Advantages And Disadvantages

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The major problem discussed in this article are the advantages and disadvantages of American federalism. On one hand a lot of problems can be solved through both powers of the government and the state on the other hand there can be many contemplation between the two. Daniel approach to this is that the state and the government compliance is like a baseball game where the states(players) are playing the wrong way, they aren 't looking that bad either(page 134). From this view you can see that we are saying we are playing baseball(we are a federal system type government), but really we just don’t know how to play it perfectly yet (kind of). The states are in control with a lot of power, throughout the article Daniel wants to see more power given …show more content…
Daniel sees this as a positive while I see it as a negative. The states will be a manageable civil society in the nation. For me my position on the s=federal system is to improve our government standing while keeping power in the states as we grow together as a nation. The constitution agrees as well as our fore fathers. The first thing to understand is what is Federalism? Federalism is the balance between the government and the states in power, policies, and sharing in both. In America it is an ever changing partnership. On one hand there is a bond between the states and central government, on the other hand a bond between the people and the central government. How this all started was during the separating of the US colonies from King Georges control. The constitution was made to centralize the power of our government while also giving it back to the states. During the constitutional convention(after the Deceleration and revolutionary war) they had to find anidentityy for ourselves after breaking away from a government with too much power. So where do they put the power? In the states, they gave it to the people, as the constitution states “we the people”. The constitution is a contract, is describes what type of system

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