States Rights http://wfae.org en GOP Lawmakers' Message Clear: Do As We Say, Not As We Do http://wfae.org/post/gop-lawmakers-message-clear-do-we-say-not-we-do <p>When the constitution’s framers developed the American system to handle governing power, they divided power in two distinct ways: the first is horizontally, by giving pieces of different powers (law-making, law-executing, law-adjudicating) to different branches of government. Hence, our “checks and balances” approach to government.</p><p>The second distinct way is by dividing power vertically, through a system we now call federalism on the levels of national, state, and local.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:51:29 +0000 Michael Bitzer 21644 at http://wfae.org GOP Lawmakers' Message Clear: Do As We Say, Not As We Do