Dr. Mason's views onFederalism

In our form of government, power sharing is essential between localities, states, and the federal government. The division of powers is clearly defined in the constitution. Any powers not specifically assigned to the federal government are reserved to the states. Powers not specifically assigned to the state government are reserved to the counties and municipalities. That government closest to the people governs best. There has been a power grab of indescribable proportions take place at the federal level, assuming powers never so assigned in the constitution. We must attempt to stem the tide of such a power shift, and the states must stand up and demand that these powers be returned to where they constitutionally belong. The same is true at the state level. We must safeguard our constitutional form of government that has made us the envy of the world.

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