This article sums it up pretty well. 10th Amendment, Federalism, and States' Rights | Intellectual Takeout (ITO) My question is why does the GOP forget about the 10th when they have power at the federal level. GWB disgusted me with several of his laws. Prescription drugs No Child Left Behind TARP A strict interpretation of the 10th would say none of this should have occured. I believe the GOP would do well to start including this more in their talking points going forward. Keep in low key, but slowly ramp it up. I have to explain federalism to most of my adult friends. They think of government as the federal government. Most can't tell you who their state senator state rep is. But I digress.... If the GOP were to do this (provided they half meant it), I think the Tea Party and other conservative groups would rally to push for more localized government.