Federalism

The states are the basic building blocks of our American nation. This structure is called Federalism.

The Tenth Amendment provides, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

One of the most important parts of Federalism is the Electoral College, the state-by-state way we elect the President of the United States.

The Save Our States Project is dedicated to preserving Federalism and the Electoral College because these structures are essential to our security and prosperity and, in the end, to keeping America free.

“Protect Michigan Votes” Briefing in Michigan

“Protect Michigan Votes” Briefing in Michigan

Tweet As we’ve pointed out before, Michigan has made it onto the NPV radar. Legislators are being lobbied to ignore the will of Michigan voters and cast all 17 of Michigan’s electoral votes for the national popular vote winner—regardless of who wins in Michigan. Next week, Save Our States is presenting a citizens’ briefing...
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The “Inter-government” Threat to Federalism

The “Inter-government” Threat to Federalism

Tweet The “separation of powers” is one of the hallmarks of American government. It works horizontally and vertically: governmental power is separated into different branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) and into different layers (state, local, and national). These structures are built into state and federal constitutional law. Their raison d’être is to protect liberty....
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Two great legislators in Harrisburg

Two great legislators in Harrisburg

Tweet Today I had the pleasure of talking with two great legislators in Pennsylvania’s state capitol. The Commonwealth Foundation had suggested I speak with Senator Mike Folmer because of his understanding of and dedication to America’s founding principles. It turns out that Senator Folmer is one of the founders of COOL: the Constitutional Organization...
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Co-opting our states

Co-opting our states

Tweet Freedom, the American Founders believed, is best preserved by a separation of powers. The division of government power among different branches and different levels was thought to provide a bulwark to liberty. The combination of powers in one center was, said John Adams, “the very definition of tyranny.” President Barack Obama yesterday signed...
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State Court accepts federal overreach

State Court accepts federal overreach

Tweet In America, even those who trample on the Constitution must pretend to revere it, at least in politics. And so as the national government has been gradually–or dramatically–expanded over the last century, politicians and judges have scrupulously crafted alibis to explain why, golly, it turns out gigantic top-down government really was part of...
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Welcome

Tweet This website offers information about the serious flaws of so-called “National Popular Vote” legislation and the benefits of our current Electoral College system. Welcome!
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Why Save our States?

The genius of the United States of America: we are both United and States. The American system of states is Federalism. One part of it is the Electoral College, the state-by-state way we elect the President of the United States.

Some 'reformers' want to unravel our system of states. The Freedom Foundation’s Save Our States Project is dedicated to preserving these structures for the sake of liberty. Find out more and join us.