Political Thinking Barriers – Political thinking is needed for all American citizens to actively participate in our democracy.

Barriers exist and prevent citizens from forming educated decisions about governmental issues. Examples of these barriers include personal ignorance, political spin confusion, and media bias. Whether or not these barriers are intentional, it is important for people to actively pursue political thinking. Constitutional Supremacy – In dealing with power between nation and states, it was determined that the United States Constitution would have ultimate and complete influence over any state constitution. All state judiciary systems must follow federal law. Nullification – States possess the power to abolish any federal law they decide is unconstitutional. This is the ultimate safety net in protecting states from federal government; if any federal law abuses its power, the states are able to deny that federal law.

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