Sunday, June 29, 2014 14:16
If you missed The Chris Salcedo Show last weekend you definitely missed an… interesting Constitution Revolution segment. Here’s the clip:
In order to understand how our Constitution works, it’s important to realize that the states were supposed to play a central role in this country – part of that role was to be a check against the federal government. I know it can be easy to blow off something as seemingly innocent at federal highway or education funding and say, “What’s the big deal?” But remember, money like this always comes with strings attached.
It should be common sense that when you are dependent on someone else for your survival, you aren’t in a very good position to challenge that person’s authority over you. Most of us saw this demonstrated in our own homes growing up. Do you remember hearing the phrase, “As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules?” Well the same thing is true when it comes to government.
The politicians in Washington aren’t giving this money to the states because they are super-generous and wonderful. They are doing it because they want a certain level of control over the internal policies of the states who receive the money – and now they have it.
When the federal government sent its sternly worded letter to the state of Indiana, it was essentially saying, “As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules.”
This process of the federal government funding the states has made our states virtually irrelevant. The politicians in Washington D.C. are able to drive a significant part of our domestic policy because the states are dependent on the federal government for money. Now try to answer this question – what purpose do our states serve at this point? They don’t to too much more than just implement federal policies.
That’s a very bad situation for you and me. Remember, the states were supposed to play a major role in making sure that the federal government didn’t become too powerful and begin to take away your freedom. But notice, as our federal government continues to grow at an increasingly fast pace not too many of our states are even making a peep about it. They literally can’t afford to.
And all the while, more and more of your freedom is being destroyed.
Next weekend, make sure you don’t miss another awesome segment like this! Check out The Chris Salcedo Show on TheBlaze Radio from 12 – 3 PM eastern.