SEE HERE Well the government hasn't been working the way it was supposed to and it hasn't for a long time. The politicians we elect go to Washington and get rich. They promise good governance and deliver instead a long history of extortion and various schemes to enrich their buddies while impoverishing the rest of us. The power grab that the central government represents is exactly what the Founders feared. It's taken a long time which is a testimony to the foundation of the Founders but determined termites can take down even the best designed structure and our termites which variously call themselves liberals, progressives, and moderates have been working for a long time.