What are the state governments responsibilities compared to the federal governments?
I've heard a lot recently about how the federal government should give states more responsibility. what should the states be responsible for?
Constitutionally, the federal government has nothing to give. It is the creature and servant of the states. They gave it all the authority it possesses, and they take it back whenever they wish.
Practically, that system has been turned on its head. The states have been transformed into administrative units of the federal government. It mandates their acts, provides much of their funding, and regulates their daily duties.
Basically, the states no longer have any responsibilities because they have no longer have any authority, and the two are inseparable. There is no more federalism, no more constitution, no more rule of law. There is only an authoritarian nation-state moving rapidly toward totalitarianism. We all should stop thinking in the outmoded terms of the dead checks and balances system and recognize the facts on the ground.
All of the federal government's responsibilities can be found in the Constitution, while the states are given all other responsibilities. If you read it you will see that they are very few. Basically the federal govt is supposed to stay out of the way and provide for the general welfare of the people, while the states are more involved in regulating daily life.
Some duties that should really belong to the state have been taken over by the federal govt because the Congress has written laws that require federal involvement, like with education. This is unfortunate because it is not what the founders wanted and it has resulted in a broken system that is too big and out of touch.
It is spelled out quite simply Amendment X of the U.S. Constitution. "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."
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