PPA 601: Foundations in Public Administration
February 20, 2012
A Strong Central Government
Government of any kind is set up to make a country run smother and with less problems. The United States government should have less ability to override state policy without proof of why it should be overridden. It should be something that each state has the ability to defend against and with a panel. Federal policy is about an overall problem but not the problem at the state level since each state would face cases of different types of problems. National Policy
Washington should not have greater power to dictate national policy. The power that they have seems to be enough. There is a thought for the overall country and what is good for one is good for all but when you look at the same questions at the state level then the needs of each stated, each constituent is more observable. States have elected officials who should be prepared to fight and stand up for what those within the state need. It seems that those who reside in Washington forget about the different levels inside a state and how the needs would be different.
If you look at policies like immigration California, Arizona, Texas, and Illinois have some of the highest number of immigrants and rules, policies and needs for those states would be different than what would be needed for say Kentucky or North Dakota. Nearly half of all the unauthorized migrants now living in the United States entered the country legally through a port of entry such as an airport or a border crossing point (Pew, 2006, Para 1). There should be rules set up and allowances for those states that have the most types of ports of entry such as border crossing points and not just airports. However if the rules are federally mandated then most of the United States would have rules and regulations that would not really...