Well for sure the system is broke. The government spending on things is has no business being involved in is not a issue I have had only in the last four or five years. The perpetuation of it is a crime. When the Dems had all houses it exploded.
For most of my adult life I have seen ever increasing power over the states by the federal government.
Here is an excerpt from here by Justice Scalia which I think speaks volumes:http://www.cfif.org/htdocs/freedomline/current/guest_commentary/scalia-constitutional-speech.htm
"Now, in asserting that originalism used to be orthodoxy, I do not mean to imply that judges did not distort the Constitution now and then, of course they did. We had willful judges then, and we will have willful judges until the end of time. But the difference is that prior to the last 50 years or so, prior to the advent of the “Living Constitution,” judges did their distortions the good old fashioned way, the honest way — they lied about it. They said the Constitution means such and such, when it never meant such and such.
It’s a big difference that you now no longer have to lie about it, because we are in the era of the evolving Constitution. And the judge can simply say, “Oh yes, the Constitution didn’t used to mean that, but it does now.” We are in the age in which not only judges, not only lawyers, but even school children have come to learn the Constitution changes. I have grammar school students come into the Court now and then, and they recite very proudly what they have been taught: “The Constitution is a living document.” You know, it morphs."
This is how the feds have manged bit by bit to overstep their Constitutional bounds and acquire powers left to the people and the states.