I believe the concept of a unilateral government will be even more conflicting than the three layer cake concept. Firstly, this type of concept is a violation to the United States Constitution. To be more specific, the 10th amendment would be rendered useless and irrelevant. The 10th amendment states that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This was intended to establish the state level as a functional government. This would indirectly affect the local level as they would obviously be non existent. Secondly, this would place a lot of stress and workload on the federal government. A federal government being responsible for services of cities is simply ineffective. This would most likely lead to unsatisfied citizens and potential civil unrest. The United States must have a balance of functions and concerns designated to certain levels of government. A single federal government simply creates more problems than solutions.