A Time to Review the Role of Government

I’ve got a question. That question is “ is the financial spiral down and the ultimate implosion of the Federal Government that we are and will continue to experience all bad?” I understand that there is a lot of bad things about it but is it all bad?

A Time to Review the Role of Government
I’ve got a question. That question is “ is the financial spiral down and the ultimate implosion of the Federal Government that we are and will continue to experience all bad?” I understand that there is a lot of bad things about it but is it all bad?
To get my perspective perhaps we should go back to how this country was founded and for what purpose the Federal Government was established. To do this let’s look at the powers given to Congress by the Constitution
Section Eight of the Constitution “Powers of Congress”
“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties,Imposts ( import taxes) and Excises (taxes on consumable goods), to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare ( “Exemption from any unusual evil or calamity; the enjoyment of peace and prosperity, or the ordinary blessings of society and civil government. American Dictionary of the English Language 1828) of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads:
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
These powers are quite a bit less than the powers that the Federal Government wields now. What has happened is that the lawyers have twisted the meaning of the words of the Constitution to the point that the Federal Government can do anything that it wants in any arena of life including but not limited to collecting enough taxes that it distributes to the states and holds hostage any state that does not comply with the wishes of the Federal Government. The Federal Government has a large control over schools. It controls just about every aspect of our lives. As you see by the “Powers of Congress” above that was not always the case.
The name “United States” was just that, to begin with. They were states that chose to unite. The states existed before the Federal Government did and in the Declaration of Independence they were called the “United States.” The states banded together for the protection of the people against tyrranny. The people gave the power to the States and the states gave the Power to the Federal Government. The Federal Government’s main objective was the protection the states and the citizens of those states. Even into the mid nineteen hundreds the states operated independently or in loose cooperation with each other and free of the Federal intervention of today. They had control of what was taught in the schools. The states had the power and the responsibility to make laws governing the day to day activities of its citizens.
Perhaps, with all of the greedy thievery that is going on in Washington and the Federal Government allowing the looting of our country and with all of the laws that the Federal Government has and continues to pass that are contrary to the desires of the majority, it would be better to once again give the powers back to the states and for the Federal Government to shrink and go back to the way it was intended.
It is time for the Governors of these “United States” to start planning for and endeavoring to wrest power from the grasp of a cumbersome, bloated out of control tyrant that our Federal Government has become.
To me this would be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal situation.