As Trump abdicates leadership role, California, Oregon, and Washington band together - 2020-04-14

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F347.png As Trump abdicates leadership role, California, Oregon, and Washington band together April 14, 2020, Scott Pilutik, Underground Bunker

Very basically, federalism is the idea that states have the right to govern themselves but that certain areas of governance are better left to the federal government, such as threats to the nation as a whole such as, oh, say, a pandemic.

Most of the federalism questions arising over the years presumes that disputes that arise over where state power stops and where federal government's power starts presumes that both sides want that power.

The constitution never quite presumed that the federal government would abdicate and leave a power vacuum, but that's kind of what's happened here, with the White House refusing to lead despite commanding agencies (e.g., HHS, CDC) whose charters mandate they oversee threats to the nation's health.

Wikipedia cite:
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