Definitions for federalismˈfɛd ər əˌlɪz əm
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the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units
system of national government in which power is divided between a central authority and a number of regions with delimited self-governing authority.
Advocacy of such a system.
the principles of Federalists or of federal union
Origin: [Cf. F. fdralisme.]
Federalism is a political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head. The term "federalism" is also used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units. Federalism is a system based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national and provincial/state governments, creating what is often called a federation.
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Attempts by the Obama administration to disregard the will of our citizens through the use of new federal rules is unconstitutional and an affront to the foundations of federalism.
Whoever the Republican nominee is, whether it's me or someone else, I hope we will have a legitimate intellectual conversation with the American people about federalism and how to make Washington inconsequential in people's lives.
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