The term federalism is defined as “”the sharing of power between the national, state, and local governments””, and Article VI in the US Constitution states the federal government is the supreme entity (in a nut shell). For this assessment, the completed research will help you further understand the complicated relationship of these entities.
Should the federal government have the power under Article VI to reverse laws that were established under the 10th Amendment and though state-wide voting by its citizens? Why or why not?
Based on the text article, how is this issue being handled by the federal government and the states?
Based on the web article, what are questions of federalism being faced by the federal government and states?
What potential impact could this have on the states that have already adopted some type of marijuana law (medicinal, recreational, decriminalization) with regards their economy? Think, business, travel and tourism, etc.
What role should citizens play in this issue? What stake might citizens have with regards to how a state might manage this issue?
Lastly, what are your overall feelings about the continuous fight between federal power and states rights? Should there be more or less emphasis given to the states to govern the people living within them or for continuity amongst all citizens, should the federal government really be in charge? Explain.