Spend a hour reading the Constitution of this great country. No where in the thing will you see any word to the effect of Congress or the President being able to do anything that they wish. No where in the document does it give our government some of the power that we the people seem to be handing over to them at light speed lately.
Our country keeps getting described as the richest most prosperous country on Earth. We are told that a country as rich as ours should be able to give its citizens anything that they need. As we have moved down that road, of trying to meet every persons basic needs, we have done it under the umbrella of government can do it best. Every time that we the people feel that some group in our country, or another country, needs our help, we simply hand the problem over to the government.
For some strange reason, our elected leaders, whether they be liberal or conservative, are looked upon as more intelligent and elite than the rest of us. These same leaders take their power as a moral superiority that gives them the wherewithall to go around our rule of law, and to continue centralizing power into our federal government.
As Americans we have basically let them do this to us for years. We work at jobs and raise families. We have very little time to pay attention to our lawmakers. "They can handle it best. That is what they are paid to do." The list or excuses could fill a dumpster.
We all need to take a look at who, in the last 100 years has been in favor of centralized government. There have been numerous leaders who rose to power on the plank of taking care of the people. Putting the good of the people at the top of the list and using a strong central government to do just that, has helped more than a few well known leaders over the last century gain power and prominence. The problem comes when finally the leaders have all of the power and the people none.
As Americans we need to re-examine our history books.