The state is violent in their goals and they have been open with us as they take our civil liberties from us. Only more federalism and displacement of power will solve this, not more. However, most modern day people "feel" the need to be rule over by distance bureaucrats and legislatures who act on "their" behalf. Gotta love "American Democracy" where they call you traitors for questioning the plutocrats who bought their power. Repukes are good at this. Dems are shady at this.