Monthly Archives: February 2019

Idaho Representative Introduces Bill to Establish Committee on Federalism

COn February 15, 2019 in the Idaho Legislature 65th Session, 2019-2020, Representative Jason Monks introduced a bill to add a Joint Committee on Federalism under Chapter 93, of Title 67 of the Code of Laws of Idaho. Positive Citizen Impact: If amended, the Joint Committee on Federalism will be responsible for evaluating and reporting on any federal law that is found to violate the principle of federalism as follows: “(2) The committee shall monitor and review federal acts, laws, and […]

Federalism and Crisis Government

No emergency, real or imagined, is so immediate that we should place our rights and liberties at risk. The 20th Century can easily be called a century of change when it comes to the relationship ordinary citizens have with their government.  Nearly every decade was faced with unique and paradigm shifting programs and agendas which changed the nature of American governance.  Teddy Roosevelt’s New Nationalism, Woodrow Wilson’s War Socialism, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on […]