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The Constitution, Federalism, and Government by Consensus

Robert F. Duncan writes that the U.S. Constitution secures federalism by preserving the states as political entities, limiting national power through enumeration and reserving non-delegated powers, and providing the states a significant role in the make-up of the national government. Duncan focuses on the third point, which gives to the states the power to control the selection of those who wield power nationally. Read more here.