It’s all in the name—States Trust. Like the Founders of this great nation, we understand that states play a vital role in our Republic. The federal system—a balance of power between the federal government and the states—is the best guarantor of individual freedoms because it prevents the concentration of power in Washington.
For years, the left has leveraged the power of the federal government — often through the courts — to enact broad societal change. Progressives weren’t interested in academic debates over federalism — the proper balance between state powers and federal powers. They just wanted to put their policies in place.
But now that the White House is occupied by someone with a very different agenda, they’re seeing things more clearly now; more power to them. Empowering states to experiment with these policies — and many others — is exactly the approach we should take.