AMERICA STARTED OUT WITH 13 STATES and today we have 50. Is that too many? As federal power and activities have xpanded over the past century, has the national government overshadowed the states because they are too numerous and
uncoordinated to provide a stable balance to federal power? Or, because
sparsely-populated conservative states with two senators each get
a disproportionate share of the power, should the urbanized areas quit
relying on the federal government for policy and funding on health care,
housing, education, and transportation, and refocus instead on states or
regional groups of states to provide most domestic programs?
How a hidden provision in the U.S. Constitution
could remake America
By Hugh D. Spitzer
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