Participation in Government Discussion Question 15
Students should understand that most issues, from national defense to garbage removal, will involve all levels of governments in one way or another. However, there are national concerns such as interstate commerce that rely primarily on federal action, while state concerns such as the police power (used to protect public health and safety) rely primarily on state and local actions. The question is not which government should do what, but why is each involved?
Discussion Question #15: Which government(s) should respond to a particular public policy issue?