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Last Thursday, Alvarez told local officials that he would give zero budget to provinces whose leaders would not cooperate in the administration's move to tinker the 1986 Constitution and federalize the government.
Congress also has power to provide for calling the militia into federal service, meaning that Congress can federalize the militia of one or more states or pass legislation authorizing the president to call the militia into federal service.
And worse, it may also fail to deliver the economic boost proponents always promise to justify the move to federalize.
Congress federalize certain portions of our judicial system that, up until now, have been the province of the states?
The controversial bill, part of the National Defense Authorization Act, would permit the president to federalize National Guard units in the event of "a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident, or catastrophe that occurs in the United States, its territories and possessions, or Puerto Rico.
He said the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which the government signed in 2014 with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be fleshed out with enabling legislation in the form of the BBL, had also been rendered moot by the new government and its plan to federalize the political system.
We have assigned pluses to the "nays" because this legislation would further federalize the criminal code as well as punish not only criminal acts but the thoughts behind them.