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Chapter 6
Lessons for Today

Duel Sovereignty Essential

Page 140

"Second, federalism permits the states to operate as laboratories of democracy [not necessarily true democracies but where would GregP move to if he had a choice between a true democracy within the Federation or a false democracy within the Federation?]-to experiment with various policies and Programs [footnote 12]. For example, if Tennessee wanted to provide a state-run health system for its citizens, the other 49 states could observe the effects of this venture on Tennessee's economy, the quality of care provided, and the overall cost of health care. If the plan proved to be efficacious other states might choose to emulate it, or adopt a plan taking into account any problems surfacing in Tennessee. If the plan proved to be a disastrous intervention, the other 49 could decide to leave the provision of medical care to the private sector. With national plans and programs, the national officials simply roll the dice for all 284 million people of the United States and hope they get things right."

What he said in my words or other words it matters not to me.