Liberals...get this or find somewhere else. America was founded on freedom and liberty. If my neighbor does me no harm and doesn't mess with my property then government has no business in my life!
The Founders just defeated a government who could tell them what to do and lord over them without any recourse. The Founders wanted a country as close to non-government rule as they could safely create. The government was to be the opposite of what it is today; local government had the most power, then the States, lastly the Federal.
The Feds have only 3 main areas of need for the common man; military...protect against enemies foreign and domestic, to maintain relations with foreign governments (treaties), and to settle disputes between States