Two Views of America:
Nationalist vs Compact

One of the biggest clashes that many people have is not left vs. right or Democrat vs. Republican. It is the Nationalist vs. The Compact View of the Union. Though many may not be familiar with the terms, many have already planted their feet firmly in one of these camps when viewing America.


The Nationalist’s say that the Federal Government is supreme and the States have very little say in the American Political Arena. The Compact Theorists argue that not only do the states have a say, they are entitled to their sovereignty when dealing with issues concerning things within their domain and concerning their citizens. This fight has been raging since before the ink was even dry on the Constitution. So, what does history say? The following video gives analysis of the Nationalist vs. the Compact view of our Nation in an historical context.