James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper No. 45, which was entitled "The Alleged Danger From the Powers of the Union to the State Governments Considered",
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined."
“George Bush did not even go through a prudent phase. He ran for office believing that “when somebody hurts, government has got to move”. And he responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001 with a broad-ranging “war on terror”. The result of his guns-and-butter strategy was the biggest expansion in the American state since Lyndon Johnson’s in the mid-1960s. He added a huge new drug entitlement to Medicare. He created the biggest new bureaucracy since the second world war, the Department of Homeland Security. He expanded the federal government’s control over education and over the states.”
“…the problems that reinvention proclaims it will solve through administrative means are mainly problems created by the political decisionmaking process.”