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The erosion of states' rights

April 4, 2010

The federal government has for decades slowly tightened their grip on the states. Whether it be through legislation arising in Congress, court cases paving the way through the judicial branch or the president exercising executive authority, Washington D.C. is now our heart and soul.

Americans must understand that in our history the federal government has not always been as expansive and encompassing on our lives such as it is today. The start of our country found men who felt as though the states were the entities closest to the lives of the citizens in the country. Much of this feeling came from the grip for which England had upon the Colonies. It has only been since the Great Depression and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal that the federal government has shaped our daily lives so significantly. Today, as has been the same for the past century, we find ourselves with the question of do we want to relinquish more power to the federal government. . . .