This photo made available by the U.S. National Archives shows a portion of the United States Constitution with Articles V-VII. For the past two centuries, constitutional amendments have originated in Congress, where they need the support of two-thirds of both houses, and then the approval of at least three-quarters of the states. But under a never-used second prong of Article V, amendments can originate in the states. (National Archives via AP)
The funny part about this Wuhan virus pandemic — and by funny I mean ridiculous funny and not “haha” funny — is that many people in the media seem to be just now wrapping their heads around the fact that the federal government isn’t supposed to be the ultimate ruler of the American citizenry.
While D.C. does contain the highest offices in the land, the chosen way by which we govern America is by Federalism, or the states ruling themselves. It’s a pretty ingenious system that prevents monarchies or oligarchies from developing and ruling over us despotically.