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  • Federalism Is Good

    I believe that federalism has been and still is essential to the division of power between federal and state governments. It's not perfect, and no form of government is; but I believe it is a good division of power that is outlined in the Constitution and it keeps the peace in this great country. Without federalism, we wouldn't have division of power and would most likely have a monarch.

  • I do agree

    I think it is a good thing because the individual states have more say for what is right for them. Not all states are the same and when the federal government has all the power for certain things, such as a drivers license it is not all equal. This is why you can get a learners license in Alberta at 14 years old because Alberta is easier to drive in and there is not as many people as BC for example. Lots of people, and mountains to navigate. You have to be 16 years old to get a drivers license in BC.

  • Heard Gov. Nick H

    I am for federalism. Federalism has always been apart of the United States, if we didn’t have divided power everyone would be in everyone’s personal property and personal life thinking they know everything. It balances the different powers within the state and federal government. Another benefit is that the state government reflects on the population of the state. According to http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-federalism-a-good-thing 90% think that federalism is a good thing.

  • Federalism is good.

    I believe federalism is a good thing. The fact that splitting the government up so one doesn't take all the power. It makes it so the central government doesn't take all the power and run. According to independent.Org federalism also encourages the experimenting of different governmental methods. With the separate states trying different things it takes the risk out of the whole national government going south with these methods. With each state having their own government it encourages the involvement of people to participate in voting because it has more meaning on the state scale than for say, voting in a presidential election they may feel like their vote doesn't matter.

  • Good and Bad

    I believe federalism is both good and bad. According to study.Com federalism is a method of government that allows two or more entities to share control over the same geographic region. The founding fathers feared that the states would lose some power over time, and this is happening now. National government definitely puts their finger in states decision. For example education is a state power but the national government gives the states money if the states do it the way the national governments wants it. I believe that if the states had all the power, the United States would be complete chaos. We all would have different laws for each state and people would be in trouble a lot more and if we did happen to go into war we wouldn't be as united as we are now. But on the other hand if the National Government had all the power they would get very power hungry and would control every little thing each individual person does.

  • HeardGov Perez, S.

    According to the American Government book by William A. McClenagham, Federalism means “A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central or national, government and several regional governments.” In my opinion federalism is a good concept since it helps keep the government from getting too strong and dictating their state rules and preventing state representation of the people. Federalism allows the inhabitants of the states to vote on what they do and do not want. Unfortunately, the government still has too much power by having the power to coin money. By being able to coin money, the Fed Gov. can dictate what the state can and cannot do. This is done through a type of bribery in which the Fed Gov can convince the state to create laws in return for funding.

  • HeardGov Perez, S.

    According to the American Government book by William A. McClenagham, Federalism means “A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central or national, government and several regional governments.” In my opinion federalism is a good concept since it helps keep the government from getting too strong and dictating their state rules and preventing state representation of the people. Federalism allows the inhabitants of the states to vote on what they do and do not want. Unfortunately, the government still has too much power by having the power to coin money. By being able to coin money, the Fed Gov. can dictate what the state can and cannot do. This is done through a type of bribery in which the Fed Gov can convince the state to create laws in return for funding.

  • HeardGov(Kramer,M) In my opinion

    Federalism is a good thing. This system was created by the founding fathers, in order to have a balance of powers. No individual or body can take control or have total power because of this system. Our founding fathers increased our citizens ability to contribute to the government and make an impact. By sharing powers with both state and national government, that may occur. This is just my opinion, here is what George Washington said: ¨I have no lust after power but wish with as much fervency as any Man upon this wide extended Continent, for an opportunity of turning the Sword into a plow share¨. He approved of federalism and just wanted what he thought would be best for the United States.

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    It burns when I pee because the herpes I contracted from a homeless man is a rare strain that causes it to be all bloody and pus-filled. Sometimes I get acne on my scrotum and it sucks because it stains my underwear red with blood. Anyways federalism is pretty good.

  • Communism is key in any country

    Honestly, communist Russia did it right. I mean sure, the Soviets were eventually disbanded and their government failed, but think of all the good communism could do... Just wait until daddy Marx comes back to save us all from this crappy federalist government. Then we shall all be united under soviet Russia. GIMMIE DADDY MARX'S CUMMIEs

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  • The Government Intervenes in State Powers. (Aly Matthews)

    I think there is good and bad about federalism. In my opinion though, the bad outweighs the good. There are so many grey areas in the 10th amendment. The 10th amendment states: ¨The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people¨. The Government still has the power to intervene in state powers in situations where funding or constitutional situations are involved. For example: States of power over marriage, but the supreme court made gay marriage legal in all States. Another example is how the States have final say in things such as: speed limits, school meals, and what is taught in school, but most States follow the suggestions of the federal government because if they don't the federal government will cut funding.

  • HeardGov (Biggart, Nathaniel)

    I honestly think that Federalism can go both ways, but for awhile now it hasn't looked very good. The founding fathers feared that states would lose some of their power over the years. That fear has come true. National governments overtake state government powers and give the states barely any power to use. Federalism might have been thought but it has turned out it did not work as they had thought it would.

  • HeardGov(Tipton, W) Great on paper.

    When the Founding Fathers came up with federalism it looked great on paper, in practice though it has been anything but. According to https://www.cpp.edu/~jmvadi/201/federalism.html federalism has three basic levels: federal, State, local government and and they all have a different idea on how serten things should be done. One problem with federalism is it is not specified how much power each level have and how far can they stretch their power so the levels argue over who has the power to do what. This friction between the levels leads to more problems because the States don’t want the federal government to interfere with the State’s laws. Sometimes the federal government needs to get involved in the State's’ affairs to help resolve a problem that might affect more than just the State that the problem started in. Those are some of the problems with the federalist system in the US that the Founding Fathers might not have thought of when they came up with this great system, on paper.

  • HeardGov (Delp, J)

    I believe it works to an extent. States still have some power over the people. The government is trying too hard to keep things going well in other countries, and they're ignoring the fact that our own tax money should spent on us! There are homeless people, hungry children, and people crossing our borders getting benefits that some people aren't allowed because they make right over the minimum amount of money needed to withdraw food stamps, etc. I think States should have more power because they see what's going on with their own population. States have full ability to fix things themselves, but Federalism only gives them so much power. If they were given more power they could fix things the right way instead of leaving it for the government to fix. Things need to be worked to the full extent; how they were intended to begin with.

  • HeardGov (Delp, J) It works to an extent, but it isn't being used to its full potential.

    I believe it works to an extent. States still have some power over the people. (prospect.Org/article/fed-federalism-0) The government is trying too hard to keep things going well in other other countries, and they're ignoring the fact that our own tax money should be spent on us! There are homeless people, hungry children, and people crossing our borders getting benefits that some people aren't allowed because they make right over the minimum amount of money needed to withdraw food stamps, etc. I think States should have more powers because they're the ones that see how things are going for their own population. States have full ability to fix things themselves, but Federalism only gives them so much power. If they were given more power they could fix things the right way instead of leaving it to the government to fix. Things need to be worked to the FULL extent.

  • Federalism takes power away from the states.

    One of the biggest fears of the Founding Fathers and colonists was that the states would lose their individual powers to an all powerful, central government. That is what has happened throughout history. The federal government continues to take away powers that should be in the hands of the states.

  • Because the feds suck.

    The feds want to take my slaves away. I need my slaves for my cotton gin. I am from Alabama and I graduated from elementary school so i would know. A strong government causes people to feel secure and get laxidasical. So we need to keep people on there toes.


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HeardGovKramerM says2016-12-01T01:26:20.547
In my opinion federalism is a good thing. This system was created by the founding fathers in order to have a balance of powers. No individual or body can take control or have total control. Federalism prevents that from ever happening. Our founding Fathers also increased citizens ability to contribute to the government. The people can make an impact towards their government. By sharing powers with both state and national government this can occur. This is just my personal opinion, but George Washington once said: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence—it is a force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” Which meant he approved of federalism and just wanted what he thought would be best for the United States.