“I do verily believe that if the principle were to prevail of a common law being in force in the United States (which principle possesses the general government at once of all the powers of the state governments, and reduces us to a single consolidated government), it would become the most corrupt government on the earth.”
– Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: Thomas Jefferson to Gideon Granger, 1800. 10:168
A single “consolidated government” is exactly what the Federal government is becoming. The states dependence upon Fed money is the subjugation of all state, county, and city governments to the Fed, the new “consolidate government” of the U.S.A. Obviously Jefferson feared exactly what we’ve let happen.