Reply To: "National" or "Federal"


I’m hesitant to call the government centered in D.C. the “federal” government because doesn’t that ignore the role that state governments have in our federal system?
I didn’t think the term “national” government would mean that it has total control over the whole nation, just that it does have some powers that are exercised throughout the nation.

I thought “federal” described the national government and state governments each exercising their delegated and reserved powers, respectively, over the same territory.