Make Federalism Great Again

Let’s take a break from the relentless and exhausting news cycle for a moment and discuss one of my favorite topics: LeBron James and the airtight case for his GOATness.

No, not really. Not today anyway. We’ll wait until after the Lakers claim the NBA championship later this fall. Instead, let’s discuss something even more interesting than professional basketball—federalism. 

As a longtime small-government conservative in good standing, I’m going to sheepishly confess a bit of a troubled personal relationship with federalism. I’ve grown to feel about federalism the same way that Homer Simpson feels about alcohol. It’s both problem and solution:

What’s the problem with federalism? It’s so polarizing that it once fractured our nation. What is it the solution for? The toxic polarization that could fracture our nation. 

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