Federalism in United States

Federalism in United States

admin / January 27, 2019

Federalism was a constitutional topic in the United State that raised many arguments. Federalism is therefore defined as a coordination of the regime in which control and the influence of power is partitioned with an attempt to distribute it in the central government and the constituent supporting units.

This is therefore brought about by constitution when the territorial government wishes to establish centralized laws as the representation of the national legislature. In the United State, Federalism was a Constitutional topic even though it was not mentioned plainly in its Constitution but it was highly represented. This discussion therefore, focuses on the Federalism in the United State[1].

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To start with, there were Federalists and Anti-Federalists who had different argument concerning the U.S Constitution. The Federalists argued that division of powers was a way to protect the rights of the populace in that each division represented people’s aspects thus no division could assume a higher control. They also argued that it was difficult to list rights which would promote violation of the listed rights.

On the other hand the Anti-Federalist argued that the Constitution would cause excessive power held by the national regime at state government expense. They viewed that there would be excess powers left in the hand of the executive branch. Among all these issues, the Anti-Federalist focused much on the necessity of the bill of rights thus campaigning against the constitutional ratification.

There are however some parts of James Madison’s argument in the Federalist No. 10 that I do agree with them. I agree that the best way to work out the crisis of faction is by “controlling its effects” as opposed to “removing its clauses” (Madison par 2)[2].

This is because with the enormous diversity of parties and welfare in complete state, there is reduced likelihood that the populace would have a common intention to assault the rights of the entire nationalities thus frustrating any attempt individual factional concerns. At the same time I agree with George Mason’s augment in his objection to the Constitution that the bill of right is very significant. This would promote the sense of security to the people as they enjoy the gains of the common ruling of the law.

I however consider the bill of right to be the most important part of the constitution. It protects a batch of other essential freedoms. It promotes the human dignity for instance one is protected from the over ruling like being sentenced for a life imprisonment for just taking someone’s 20 pounds. These rights protect one from mob justice until when judged in court thus the society is not allowed to take law into its hands and further promotion of justice.

In the constitution I would change the way people vote by allowing two election choices instead of one vote clause. This would promote political change as in cases where voters like one candidate, but only cast their ballots to the most popular candidate just as a means of throwing away of votes.

In conclusion, both the Anti-Federalist and the Federalist held rights of expressing themselves on their different opinions. No body can imagine the state which the United State could be without the bill of rights. Federalism is however important in that it outlines on the ideas of how regimes should be formed[3]. At the same time the nation and the federal regime draws the control from the public on constitutional format which describe the powers and accountability that the public have entrusted to their regimes.

Bibliography

Bowles, Nigel. The government and politics of the United States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1993.

Madison, James. The Federalist No. 10 The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (continued). November 22, 1787. http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm (accessed November 2, 2010).

Bowles, Nigel. The government and politics of the United States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1993. Pp 268.
Madison, James. The Federalist No. 10 The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (continued). November 22, 1787. http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm (accessed November 2, 2010). Par 2.
Bowles, Nigel. The government and politics of the United States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1993.

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