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Federalism

A political system in which the central government has certain, enumerated powers, and other government responsibilities are delegated to lower levels of government. For example, a federalist system may designate the central government to handle monetary policy and foreign affairs, but delegate most other matters to the provinces or states. Examples of federalist countries include the United States and Canada.
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The charges against Chase, however, were his High Federalist harangues, especially one bemoaning Republican "mobocracy" during a charge to a grand jury (when the justices rode circuit).
Yet the process by which the reader becomes a participant in both the sentence and the government is through the act of deliberation, which is consistent with the role of the citizens envisioned by the Federalists.
Polls showed them substantially ahead, and federalists expected a repeat of the 1980 separatist referendum that "no" won handily.
The central government has warned it could turn to force, but appears reluctant to confront the armed federalists.
Any military move by Tripoli to deploy troops to retake control of the port terminals would be "considered a declaration of war", federalist Ibrahim Al-Jathran told cheering crowds gathered in the eastern coastal town of Ajdabiyah on Monday.
Henry warned us to guard the Second Amendment as if our lives depended on it because if the Federalists got that one, they'd get them all, like Indians stripped of their Second Amendment rights, stripped of their land, and the genocide of the Trail of Tears.
Even the fact that the Federalists won in the end and set the Constitution in place is somewhat offset by the addition of the anti-Federalist-influenced Bill of Rights.
Virginia, Federalists assured Convention delegates and the public that
A federalist demonstrator by the name of Fawzi el-Zoueri was reported saying that the National Assembly has a week to respond to their demands when the entire eastern region will gather in protest to demand the withdrawal of confidence from their representatives, and demand a referendum to start the process of autonomy.
As further evidence of desperation, Sharp notes the willingness of Republicans to nominate, and Federalists to embrace, such an unqualified leader as Burr.
But the federalists want the authorities to split representation equally between Libya's three historic regions.
The despised Federalists were thinking about a political comeback and "with incautious zeal are now striving to push to the utmost their system of delusion.