New Jersey’s political pathology: Could it happen here?

(Centennial Fellow) During the campaign for ratification of the U.S. Constitution James Madison, wrote to John Randolph in 1788 extolling the concept of Federalism—saying that “this system allows each state to indulge their own governmental peculiarities, while at the same time by their example offering instruction to all other states regarding good practices to be emulated and bad ones to be avoided.”