One reason I believe the states should have the power to do what they think is best for their states right now was because these official are in this state and know what the people want and what they need in the state. See these political offical hear what the people want unlike right now the government tries to do what is best for all the people but some of it affects other states. If the states had the power to decide then all the states would be better and more prosperous. There have been case where the federal government has bullied the states into changing their mind to what they want. Such as in Louisiana they officials wanted to change the legal; drinking age to 18 years old because it
There have been many debates over abortion. One of the more famous acts in history about abortion is Roe vs. Wade on January 22, 1973. In this case the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions. This includes the decision to have an abortion without interference from politics and regulations, or religion. Therefore, a state may not ban abortion prior to viability.
U.S. Supreme Court stands firm on the idea of restricting a woman 's right to an abortion to the individual state. Forty-three states ban abortions after a certain time period in a woman’s pregnancy. Nineteen of those states prohibits abortions at fetal viability, while three states ban the procedure in the third trimester and the last twenty-two prohibits after twenty weeks’ post-fertilization. Some of these bans have exceptions when the procedure preserves the health or life of the mother (Guttmacher Institute). The remaining states attract the most patients from across the nation and around
Federalism is defined in our book as: “the relationship between the centralized national government and the individual state governments” (Berman and Murphy 92). Federalism is a very important government system that is frequently discussed and argued, even today. The topic of federalism has become a topic of argument because many people believe the federal government should have more power, and yet some other people believe the states should have most of the power. One of the ways that federalism is in our government is in our Congress, and indirectly through Congress to the difference in laws between the states. We can look at all the different speed limits in all of the individual states; they are not all the same. This is because the residents of any certain state and the representatives of that state can choose whatever they deem fit to set as limits. Another
U.S. Supreme Court stands firm on the idea of restricting a woman 's right to an abortion according to the individual state. Forty-three states ban abortions after a certain time period in pregnancy. Nineteen of those states prohibits abortions at fetal viability, while three states ban the procedure in the third
On one hand, the state government deals with smaller, more private situations, such as establishing schools, holding elections, and setting up local governments. On the other hand, the federal government deals with bigger issues, such as declaring war, making immigration laws, and regulating trade. Even though both governments have
When the founding fathers wrote the Constitution, they wrote the document with a set of strict ideals in mind to protect the American people from the government expanding its power. The Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in ways that have expanded the powers of Congress, making them most responsible for the growth of federal power. In the Constitution, the Commerce clause was created to regulate interstate commerce, but after the Supreme Court ruled on cases the interpretation changed and the federal government can now regulate commercial activities including minimum wage and labor. The Court broadened the “Necessary and Proper” clause when it ruled that Congress can establish a federal bank. Finally, the Court reinterpreted the meaning of the First Amendment so as to eliminate voluntary prayer in public or in schools. These are not the only illustrations of the Supreme Court expanding federal power, but by examining these three examples, expansion of federal power is shown.
There is a disease running rampant on the streets of Washington DC. It is a disease that cripples the economy, destroys jobs and leaves Americans living on the streets. Inordinate spending perpetuates the sickness and corrupt politicians keep the cure at bay. Federal expansion is ruining the lives of American citizens and creating a society of impecunious and pusillanimous citizens, unable and unwilling to speak out against the higher power which controls every aspect of their lives. “Where are our (sic) Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?” George Washington once inquired to his fellow man, now, many Americans may find themselves asking this same question as the country continues its spiral downwards
As seen by the most famous and important supreme court case relating to abortion, Roe vs. Wade, the federal government has been challenged in the past regarding the constitutionality in depriving a woman's right to an abortion. The ruling of this case found it unconstitutional for any state to deny the right for an abortion during the first trimester. Additionally, the ruling banned the idea that would have allowed a state to regulate many processes during an abortion performed in the first trimester. Stated as a “right to privacy” under the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution, an abortion falls under an unenumerated right protecting a woman's fundamental right and liberty to privacy. However, the state does have the power to regulate an abortion during the second a third trimester of pregnancy due to the health risks that can jeopardize the mother's life in these stages. These restrictions include certain procedures that can cause damage to a woman's reproductive system, which is why abortions should be kept as a legal right, but limited to an
By the 1960’s, states began to reconsider the legalization of abortion in response to the high rate of hospital admissions resulting from illegal abortions and a change in public opinion (“Abortion in Law, History, and Religion”). By the early 1970’s, 17 states had altered their abortion laws towards liberalization (“Abortion in Law, History, and Religion”). In 1973, the Supreme Court declared in Roe vs. Wade that most existing state laws were unconstitutional. The case ruled out any legislative interference in the first trimester of pregnancy and put limits on what restrictions could be passed on abortions in later stages of pregnancy (Sauer).
The relationship between the Federal government and the states is well stable. The Federal government has powers given by the Constitution as well powers or privileges are given to the states which promotes a balance between the two so that our country is not ruled under one specific party or group. The question now is that, are the states rights more than well protected in the current constitution and the political practice.
Throughout the years 1877-1981, minority groups employed activism in a variety of guises in the struggle to achieve civil rights. While leading activists could draw on international events to strengthen their cause and enjoyed greater success as the campaign persisted, it ultimately fell to the government to make advances: activists needed a sympathetic president and government to legally push through change, thus the progression of civil rights was arguably dictated more by the current political situation than by the work of activists. The influence of the federal government is further seen by the fact that it both hindered and accomplished change throughout this period.
Federal government needs to be less involved with the daily lives of Americans. Each state should be allowed to decide on whether or not to legalize marijuana and under which grounds and statutes its use should be regulated. The only reason the Federal government should step in is to decide whether to tax it at a medical or recreational rate.
And don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the federal government is perfect – after all look at cases like Bush’s executive order allowing for eavesdropping on United States Citizens – this case takes away our privacy and is forcibly implemented by the state government. However, this same notion applies to our state government. The State Government cannot always be right, but its in moments of liberation and rights expansions that we often find ourselves on the right(s) side of
One of the issues where federalism comes into play is with the “graduated driver’s license” law. While I do think this law is a good idea, I do not think the federal government should impose this law or any law on the states. Let’s hypothetically say Wyoming didn’t have a “graduated driver’s license” law. Instead of the Federal Government requiring states to implement such a law, I feel that legislators in Wyoming should decide for their state because I believe Wyoming legislators know their people and state far better then people in Washington, DC.