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Federalism DIY: 10 Ways for States to Check and Balance Washington

Nick Dranias –
May 31, 2011

The federal government is taking unprecedented steps to tighten its control over the 50 states and the lives of every American. Under the U.S. Constitution, however, states are supposed to be equal partners to the federal government in protecting individual rights. State sovereignty–allowing each state to determine its own affairs–is a key part of ensuring that equal partnership and is critical to protecting the form of government that Americans are guaranteed.