Federalism Is...

"Federalism" is the process by which two or more governments share powers over the same geographic area. In the United States, the Constitution grants certain powers to both the U.S. government and the state governments. Federalists honor the allocation of these shared powers as defined solely by the Constitution of the United States.

Welcome to The Federalist Coalition!

The Federalist Coalition is a true grassroots movement created, managed, and fueled by everyday Americans. Our goal is to remind our fellow citizens of the importance of Federalism, how it relates to the Constitution of the United States, and why this is imperative for our nation. We understand that America is comprised of many ethnicities, religions, and ideals and we all have different needs. That is why we are a Coalition. We know this government cannot be run by just some of the people, some of the time. As citizens, we must come together to claim our shared goal of Liberty. Never before has “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” been truer. Join us today in our pursuit of a more perfect Union and Liberty for all.

The Historical Context of Commissions on Federalism

To understand the need for these Commissions on Federalism, we must understand their context in American history and what they can provide us in our efforts to reaffirm the checks and balances of Constitutional governance in our modern age.

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In Response to "Wonk Republic"

An article was recently published in The New Republic detailing how American policymaking has changed over the centuries and how the Constitution has become a stumbling block to good government.  The article can be found here.  It is written by Dr. Timothy Shenk, a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and a Carnegie Fellow at New America.  Not only is the article impeccably written, but much of it is correct where it describes the history of the federal government.  The piece however, misses the point on a great many issues

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