Issues: Federalism

The Framers of the U.S. Constitution designed a government system that divided power between the national and state governments. This had the express purpose of preserving the liberty of individuals. Spencer agrees with James Madison that the responsibilities and powers of the federal government were to be few and defined, while the powers and responsibilities of states were numerous and indefinite.

Unfortunately, over time the balance of power between the states and the federal government has become misaligned. As governor, Spencer will be a vocal champion of federalism and of returning power, resources, and decision-making out of Washington D.C. and back to the states where they rightfully belong. If the balance of power is going to change–Utah will need to lead.

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