"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."
Federalism and How the 10th Amendment Affects You
The Founding Father’s foresaw our times and offered a solution to preserve freedom. The solution to our present problems, indeed the salvation of this country, is to return to the constitutional principle of federalism. Anything else will ultimately fail.
A recent poll found that 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington. Another poll found that a full 86% of Americans think the federal government is “broken.”
Americans are ready for real change – change that gives them, not Washington, greater control over their own lives. Americans of all political stripes want more choice, greater accountability, and a more responsive government.
The Framers were skeptical of a powerful, centralized government. They sought to establish a national government that would do a few things well. Today, we have a national government that does many things, poorly.
Federalism is the answer. Federalism gives people choice and options. Federalism keeps government within the reach of the individual, and keeps government in its place. Today, the people have no control over the vast federal bureaucracies. Federalism is the mechanism by which power can be returned to the people.
Federalism is not a concept of either the right or the left. It is not a Republican or a Democrat idea. All Americans have something to gain under a federalist revival.
Some may feel federalism is an antiquated concept. They are wrong. Federalism can actually perform better in the age of Google and Facebook than it did 200 years ago.