As a conservative it is easy to look at Washington and find nothing but despair. Socialism is once again on the march with autocratic Democrats and left leaning “Republicans” all seeking to raise taxes, spend more, destroy the integrity of our borders, eviscerate our military, spy on us all, and impose a one-size-fits-all education scheme. In DC, the Democrats are practically indistinguishable from the Republicans. But a bright spot is seen in those states who are rebelling over this top down control by liberalizing gun laws, restricting abortion, and otherwise beginning to look for ways to assert their long dormant powers.
When the founders created this country they imagined that they had practically eliminated the chance for tyranny by creating a governing ideal that featured multiple sectors all of whom the founders expected to forever seek to maintain their rightful powers.
The founders expected each segment of our various governments to zealously guard their prerogatives. Senators would fight for their states, Congressmen would fight for that segment of voters who elected them, Presidents would guard their own enumerated powers, states would strenuously reject any expansion of federal powers, counties would reject state interference and cities would vigorously enforce their own authority.
There was a time when states’ rights weren’t just some false call used to protect slavery!
Unfortunately, this country lost its once proud obstinance and everyone began to fall to a socialist-styled assumption that the federal government should control everything.