"In other words, many of today's snowflakes have taken up shelter under the gentle and caring arms of Uncle Sugar. And while they have been doing that, they became addicted to the nectar of the federal money tree."
Too harsh of a title? Sorry. Anyhow, it got your attention. Not my words however. These are the words of many today who really either don't understand state's rights nor want them. In other words, many of today's snowflakes have taken up shelter under the gentle and caring arms of Uncle Sugar. And while they have been doing that, they became addicted to the nectar of the federal money tree.
What many of my Constitutional minded friends know is this one simple article from the Bill of Rights. And it had been discussed long before the Bill of Rights was drafted. It was first penned under the Article of Confederation. In fact, Madison wrote about this issue in Federalist Paper 45. "Powers granted to the federal government were (should be) few and well defined." Translation = the federal government gets very little authority from the states. Or it should have been.
Over the years, especially during the terms of Wilson, FDR, and LBJ - the role of the federal government has changed. It has changed into something the Founders would never had imagined. The federal government has become the giver of all good things to everyone. The states have relegated themselves to become lackeys. Has beens. Irrelevant institutions.
The 10th Amendment to our Bill of Rights reminds us all of the power of the states. By the way, did I say POWER? We in the states, have "powers reserved". We in the states (should) have given the federal government very little power at the beginning. Over time however, we have ceded that quite a bit. So much so, the very thought of reigning back some of that power is looked upon by some (on the Left) as treasonous.
So whose fault is that? That so many sit under the federal money tree? Listen up kids - this is your "get out of jail free" card. It is not your fault. It is the fault of folks like me. The 60's generation. We have let the federal government become "Uncle Sugar" instead of the what it was designed to be - a protector of the states.
Stay tuned - more on this coming. This is going to be a HUGE issue as Trump tries to right size our government(s). History will be written as this is resolved.