The United States of America prides itself on it’s democratic government, but the power of the federal government todays threatens American democracy. The Federal Government should grant states more powers to govern themselves. States’ Rights, in United States history, advocated the strict limitation of the advantages of the federal government to those powers assigned to it in the Constitution of the United States, and reserving to the several states all other powers not explicitly forbidden them. The Government has many important jobs to do that effects the whole nation and the rest of the world, so if they give the states more power they can concentrate on improving the nation and to promote better living. Each state has different needs, it should be up to their governor and the citizens to decide what needs to be done.
Moral and social traditionalists, for example, who generally have little or no enthusiasm for democratizing much of anything down to the individual level, tend to look on state government as a political arena in which important components of their agenda can be more effectively pursued than they can be at the federal level. In such instances state-level lawmaking represents not the reduction of government power but merely the more effective use of it. It is true that across the country states are grappling for, and often winning, greater control of how they run a number of other government programs. States have gained some powers previously reserved for the federal government, but a large part of the cause behind that was that the public had grown increasingly frustrated with the federal government’s inability to get the job done. Now that many people are putting their trust in State governments, they have to prove they can meet the challenges of an increased role in governing.
Giving more power to the states, gives each state the decision to determine what their societys weaknesses are and to invest more time and money into what their lacking rather then wasting money on things that are not in meed of repair. If a state has a high welfare rate then the state should concentrate on finding ways to lower the rate. If their streets are in need of repair then it should be up to the states to raise the taxes. If the crime rate goes up, the state should be able to raise the prison time. These are all powers that states should be garanteed. The Federal Government doesn’t care about the little street in Antioch that needs repair. So its time for the state and local governments to recieve more powers, to enhance ones state.
The Federal Government should definitely work towards the increase in the standard of living of the whole nation but it should not be by snatching well-earned money from the rich states just because they have some extra money whereas some others are not so fortunate enough. On the other hand, encouraging people to learn and obtain knowledge would pay of in the long run by making them self-sufficient without depending on the government programs of the nation. Further taking the economic perspective into account, this would even help the nation as a whole by increasing its total production and achieving economic growth. This in turn could lead to greater equality amongst the citizens.
In conclusion, I believe that the states should get more powers to better there region, in addition, all states would better their environmental, political and social attributes and the Nation would be economically efficient.