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Federalism:

It’s a thing.

To make a diverse country work, you stay as far away as you can from national mandates and have policy made as locally as possible. The individual states make the VAST majority of policy.

So the Federal does a few things: Provides for the common defense (foreign policy). Promotes justice though the federal courts. Allows for general liberty. Regulates inter-state commerce.

Aaaand, that’s about it!

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