Does anyone know if Robert's has a stand on gay marriage, btw? -That seems to be the next inclusion of a minority to the rights practiced by the majority.
I completely agree. However, I have to wonder where a weak federal government would have gotten us. Might we have state currencies, or regional unions? Interestingly, I think as technology advances, in some ways, regional decision-making is becoming better than a blanket system. That is, people are enabled to solve some problems on their own without turning to a extensive network or infrastructure.
In some ways, the Commerce Clause is the US government. However, it seems to me that the Federal government has gone beyond granted powers, and has entered the realm of assumed responsibility, or assumed authority. The action in Libya comes to mind. Has Congress authorized it? Does the current Administration worry about that authorization?
Of course, I am not blaming this administration in particular. Whoever is in the driver seat exercises this.