- The federal government was supposed to be as small as possible. It's anything but small.
- Our elected officials were supposed to serve in government a short time, and return to their private vocation. Now, many or most they serve for life.
- The duties ascribed to the federal government:
- To regulate commerce between other nations and the states.
- To coin money and to borrow money on the credit of the United States.
- To establish post offices and post roads.
- To secure for limited times the exclusive right to inventions, writings, and discoveries.
- To constitute federal tribunals inferior to the supreme court.
- To punish felonies committed on the high seas and offenses against the Law of Nations.
- To make war and rules concerning captures.
- To raise and support Armies and Navies.
- To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia employed to Serve the United States reserving to the states the appointment of officers, and the authority of raining according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.
- Amendment X: Powers not delegated by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
So why is the federal government involved in the abortion or no abortion business?
Why do we permit our elected officials to serve more than (say) 20 years?
Why do we let our government hire private companies and mercenaries as our armed forces?
Why do we allow many elected officials to have exorbitant retirement funds?