Read the excellent commentaries by Walter E. Williams and Rush Limbaugh to see how the federal government is usurping liberty on a large scale.  The founders were prescient on this score:  they tried their best to build strict limits on Federal power into the Constitution.  Please refer to Amendment X, which today most people pretend doesn’t exit.  The founder’s safeguards generally succeeded until the  modern statists began reinterpreting, and then literally ignoring the Constitution beginning in the 1930s.  Today, statists are firmly in control in the federal government, and the Constitution, for them, is no longer a thing to merely be ignored.  It is a thing to hold in contempt.  Don’t believe me?  Here is just one of countless examples.