Failure to preserve federalism has cost much liberty

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Harold Pease Ph.D.
Harold Pease, Ph.D.
The U.S. lives under two political systems: one centered on foreign affairs and the other primarily domestic. It’s called federalism, and the two systems share power. Neither is subservient or above the other, and each has separate duties. Like a good marriage or team. Thomas Jefferson explained, “The states are not subordinate to the national government but rather the two are coordinate departments of one single and integral whole… The one is domestic the other the foreign branch of the same government.” The Founders were aware of the nature of all governments to grow. George Washington warned, “Government is like fire, a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” To ensure the fire does not spread and burn down the home, one builds a fireplace to keep the fire conta
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