No one doubts that the federal government has jurisdiction over immigration. Whether they can force the states to help them enforce immigration laws is another matter.
This seems to be all just one more episode of Trumpian signaling or, as the court narrated, using a ‘bully pulpit to highlight a changed approach to immigration enforcement’ in the future.
Real federalism in health care is state control over the factors governing supply and demand of health care, not bits of control offered piecemeal by Washington bureaucrats.
Sen. Mike Lee asked that his fellow conservatives not dismiss the challenge of populism, but instead embrace it to advance their policies.
The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.
The American flag has 50 divinely beautiful stars in the canton with each one representing our 50 states. So, even in battle, as a unified national fighting force, the states lead the way.
Now that Donald Trump is issuing executive orders that progressives hate, blue states are rediscovering federalism. We should let them do as they please.
When Donald Trump, uninhibited by checks and balances, names his cabinet, be sure to thank Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and others who killed the filibuster.
Here’s how a well-meaning constitutional conservative can empathize with panicking leftist friends without encouraging the doomsday scenarios they seem so keen on promoting.
Democratizing presidential elections helped to mislead Americans into believing that presidential elections are primarily supposed to reflect their will. They’re not.
The states remain in charge of this presidential election. They are not doomed to watch helplessly as scandal after scandal emerges about the two major-party candidates.
A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution would give states the authority to repeal a federal rule or regulation by a two-thirds majority.
By uniting all shades of pro-liberty people, Libertarians could stop being a fringe group and start having a serious impact on American politics.
In the battle between orginalism and judicial restraint, law professor Randy Barnett argues originalism is more important for restoring the Constitution.
We need a new political party that restrains the federal government in favor of more local solutions. Call it the Federalist Party.
Election cycles are increasingly becoming Armageddon. It all comes down to Gnosticism: treating the other side as the embodiment of evil.
The majority of Americans think the federal government is too big. Conservatives should harness this sentiment for structural reforms.
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