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Federalism is the Best Policy

            Like Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, I undoubtedly believe that a strong central government is the only means of a correctly functioning democratic government. The United States government is constructed of many systems and ideas which, when bound together, create the Democratic government utilized by our country. All of the different things, in most cases compliment each other and therefore, work together. .
             One example of this is the system of federalism. Federalism makes up some of the most important aspects of the government and its operation. Federalism is the system the United States uses as a frame for our government's power distribution when it comes to policies and procedures. It is what maintains the power between the different levels of government, whether it be the National, State, or Local governments. It also defines and separates each of these governmental levels, while protecting each of their powers as well. This would not be true of an anti-federalist government. An anti-federalist government would greatly weaken the central government, while strengthening all of the state and local governments. Thus, the country, as a whole, would become dangerously weak, and most likely not succeed. I think James Madison says it best in Federalist #10, "Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable".
             There are many opinions and theories concerning the success of such a system, depending on a person's outlook on the subject. However, despite its pros and cons, it can be said that if nothing else, it at least gets more citizens involved in politics. That is an important aspect it brings, especially when dealing with a country the size of the United States and the political diversities involved at the time (federalist and anti-federalist views).

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