Folks who have seriously studied the issue of how America got to this miserably low point of the welfare-warfare state frequently cite the Federal Reserve and Nixon taking the dollar off of gold. That's absolutely true but to take it to its final conclusion, Fedzilla power grabs exploded when fiat money was used to bribe the states with programs called Revenue Sharing. Once the states made the decision to take federal handouts and all the strings attached, they were doomed, state sovereignty was doomed and so was liberty.
Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday what has long been known but seldom spoken. During the third and final day of Supreme Court hearings on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is unconstitutional, Roberts said states have been compromising their sovereignty for decades through increased reliance on the federal government for money and accompanying directions on the governance of state affairs. "It seems to me that they have compromised their status as independent sovereigns because they are so dependent on what the federal government has done," the chief justice said during Wednesday's nearly three hours of hearings on the controversial health insurance law.
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