There has always been a thin line in some respects with regards to the authority of the states and the authority of the federal government. Today that line has been blurred even more as the federal government has taken on more topics some of which may be appropriate while others impede upon the responsibilities and authority of the states according to the Constitution. It is not about criticizing what the federal government is doing or what the states is or is not doing it is about who has the responsibility and authority to handle various topics.
The federal government has specific responsibilities and authority according to the Constitution but so do the states. It is not the job of the federal government to take over the responsibilities of state governments it is about living up to the responsibilities it has according to the Constitution no more and no less. This book will be an eye opener for some while for others not so much. The responsibilities of the federal government along with state and local governments will be examined and analyzed as to whether the actions of each entity is appropriate for their responsibilities and authority.
It is also appropriate to examine those topics which have a joint responsibility to meet the needs of the country and each individual state. It is important to note that state and local governments must honor federal laws and the Constitution in conducting their responsibilities to their citizens. The world is a different place than in years past and it is important for state and local governments work with the federal government where appropriate to meet the needs of their citizens regarding safety and security. This has been a problem in recent weeks and months and where it exists is putting their citizens in danger. It is not about enforcing federal laws in some cases but supporting federal authorities especially if they make specific requests. The safety and security of individual states, local communities and the country as a whole is at stake and politicians need to wake up for the safety and security of their citizens.
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