Category Archives: News

South Carolina Senator Introduces Bill to Establish Commission on Federalism

On January 22, 2019 in the South Carolina General Assembly 123nd Session, Senator Rex Rice introduced a bill to add a Joint Commission on Federalism under Chapter 81, of Title 2 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. Positive Citizen Impact: If amended, the Joint Commission on Federalism will be responsible for evaluating and reporting on any federal law that is found to violate the principle of federalism as follows: “(1) affecting the distribution of power and responsibility among […]

Federalism Tops the Agenda in White House Meetings

This content was reposted with permission from the author, Utah State Representative Ken Ivory.  The original piece can be seen here.  As a reminder, the Federalist Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization seeking to encourage politicians of all political persuasions to support a return to decentralized governance.  We support any efforts and will applaud any political figure willing to support and communicate the principles of American Federalism.  This article is not an endorsement of any political party or candidate.   “Tell […]

Interview with Hais, Ross, and Winograd

We have an incredibly thought provoking interview to share with readers this week.  Mike Hais, Morley Winograd, and Doug Ross are the authors of “Healing American Democracy: Going Local.”  Recognizing the ever growing political divide amongst the citizens, and the equally growing lack of faith in the federal government, Hais, Winograd, and Ross discuss revitalizing the local community as the center of governmental decision making.  All three of the authors are well versed in American politics, considering themselves as practitioners […]

Interview with Judge James L Buckley

In this most recent edition of our ongoing interview series with influential political leaders, we have been given the opportunity to ask questions of one the country’s true elder statesmen, James L. Buckley.  Judge Buckley is a former senator from New York.  He also served in the Reagan administration as Undersecretary of State, and was later appointed by Ronald Reagan as a District Court of Appeals Judge for the District of Columbia.  James Buckley is a distinguished author and expert […]

On School Shootings: Mitt Romney Touts Federalism

  “States get things done,” said Mitt Romney, who just recently announced his candidacy for US Senate, hoping to replace Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who has announced his pending retirement.  Romney began one of his first public speeches as an announced candidate with some humor saying, “I do want to dispel the rumor that I only ran for president as a stepping stone to become U.S. senator from Utah,” but immediately grew serious on a myriad of topics, including the recent […]

Response to HR 3003

Senator Toomey  Mr. Grassley, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Cotton, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Blunt, and Mrs. Fischer Washington, DC 20510   Dear Senator XX, Senator XX, I would like to introduce you to the Federalist Coalition. We are 501(c) (4) organization composed of entirely volunteer, grassroots citizens dedicated to promoting and advocating the concepts of American Federalism. We are a diverse group with members from coast to coast. Knowing you to be a staunch defender of the Constitution, we are writing you to […]

Interview with Paul Miller, PhD

Interview with Paul David Miller, PhD    As the author of two influential articles last year, Paul D. Miller, has been an inspiration to many Conservatives, Libertarians, and Federalists.  Dr. Miller teaches public policy at The University of Texas at Austin, a research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.  He previously served on the National Security Council Staff from 2007 through 2009. We were very pleased when he agreed to […]

Judicial Activism and Progressive Obstruction

Written by Bearing Truth Once again, judicial activists have legislated from the bench[i] and overturned one of President Trump’s constitutional executive orders. According to an article from Bloomberg Politics: “A San Francisco judge barred enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order withholding funds from so-called sanctuary cities that fail to comply with federal immigration demands by shielding undocumented immigrants[ii].” The Federalist Coalition previously stated the following in reference to the 9th Circuit overturning previous constitutional Executive Orders on Illegal Immigration[iii]. On […]

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

On Tuesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 8-3 that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  While we respect the rights of individuals to work free of discrimination, we also respect the separation of power that holds our fragile government together. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act states: It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer- (1) to fail or refuse […]

Press Release – Launching The Federalist Coalition

Over the last few years it has become undeniably evident neither of the two major political parties in the United States represents the will of the American people.  As citizens, we expect the various levels of government, particularly the federal government, to protect us from external threats and conduct sound foreign policy.  Beyond that, leave us alone to live, work, and raise our families. Both parties, instead, have worked together to expand the size and role of the federal government […]