Promoting Common-Sense Policies that Actually Work: Jonathan Williams on Prosperity 101 Podcast
This idea of federalism is going to be essential to get out from out some of the big problems that we face and to move America forward while building upon this great history that we have as a nation.
Jonathan Williams, ALEC Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy, was featured on the Prosperity 101 podcast with host Linda J. Hansen discussing what works and what doesn’t across the states when it comes to policies that will protect freedom and opportunity so individuals, businesses, and communities can flourish.
It’s so important right now in that we look at some of the biggest economic, cultural challenges and constitutional challenges that we face as a nation. Our founders wisely put together this system of constitutional government to protect against many of these threats that we see today. It is getting back to this original idea of what the founders had in store: limited government, free markets and federalism. This idea of federalism is going to be essential to get out from out some of the big problems that we face and to move America forward while building upon this great history that we have as a nation.
The folks in the states working on state policy issues and in state capitals get this because they do it every day, but the vast majority of Americans don’t follow state policy, like there’s an inclination to forget what the 10th Amendment to the Constitution is about. What is this concept of federalism that’s so unique to the American experiment? A lot of times the answers you get are so unsatisfying, and they’re even answers that are completely opposite from what the true answer is.