Restoring A Republic

On March 4, 2016

By Jonathan Sorg | Federalism In Action General George S. Patton, United States Army, famously said, “Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost […]

Statement: Federalism In Action on the Clean Power Plan

On February 23, 2016

Federalism In Action (FIA), a 501c(3), is a national public policy organization promoting American federalism — the uniquely American notion that individual liberty is protected only through a proper balance of authority and a healthy tension between the national and state governments. We believe the Clean Power Plan (CPP) violates these basic principles of American federalism. The […]

What is Federalism In Action?

On February 2, 2016

Federalism In Action Relentlessly Dedicated to Solving the System Problem “Every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results that it gets.” – W. Edwards Deming The American Founders designed a system to achieve the results of peace and prosperity through securing the inalienable rights of Americans to life, liberty, property and self-determination. Mindful of the […]

Top 3 Local: SCOTUS Edition

On March 6, 2015

Before you leave the office today (assuming you’re not snowed-in) check out our latest edition of Top 3 Local. For those of you who are new to our site: every Friday we select three stories featuring “local people, making local decisions.” You might call it “federalism in action.” Read on for this week’s Top 3 […]

Top 3 Local: D-Day Events Across the World

On June 6, 2014

  June is here, and it’s officially time for the first summer edition of our Top 3 Local Blog series. In case you’re new, ever Friday, Federalism in Action finds the 3 top stories highlighting local decision-making in action. We summarize the best examples of “Federalism in Action” from around the country so you can […]

States Are the Solution

On December 10, 2013

Last week, Iowa State Representative Linda Upmeyer sent a letter to fellow legislators nationwide about the opportunity states have to restore the balance between the federal government and the states. Read the full letter below to see how state lawmakers can work together to solve some of our nation’s biggest problems.  

Top 3 Local: Federalism and Chemical Warfare?

On November 8, 2013

Every Friday, Federalism in Action compiles the Top 3 stories on local people making local decisions into a blog. To check out last week’s post, click here. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Election Night Recap On Tuesday, citizens in a handful of states went to the ballot box for local and statewide races and ballot initiatives. […]

Warning to the “Blob”: State Attorneys General Will Not Back Down Easily

On September 16, 2013

One look at the upcoming cases before the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal would suggest that states and the national government have a destructively adversarial relationship. Should we be worried about this constant conflict? In some ways, it is good when state governments and the national government are at odds-that’s one important […]

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