Federalism

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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 two FFS models have minimal checks and balances and encourage utilization, with little or no regard for resource consumption.
Yet the judicial activists have the audacity to suggest that the exercise of constitutionally granted congressional checks and balances of the judiciary somehow constitutes an end run around those powers.
"'A system of checks and balances' appears nowhere in the Constitution.