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Op-Ed: The Electoral College, last defense of federalism – The Center Square

Since the early 20th Century, progressives have attacked the American Founding as obsolete. Progressives argued that the Constitution could not solve modern policy problems and in response, they called for a vast expansion of federal power. Since the 1930s, the federal government has expanded both in size and scope. This has come at the expense of federalism; the constitutional principle of power being divided between the national and state governments.As the federal government has assumed more power, the states have not only lost sovereignty but have become dependent upon federal largess. Federalism matters, and not only over the division of …

 

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