Russell D. Longcore wrote a a fantastic article at LewRockwell.com on how the 50 states often act like slaves to the federal government. Here’s an excerpt:
According to Wikipedia, the “Stockholm Syndrome” is a psychological response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger or risk in which they have been placed. The syndrome is named after a 1973 bank robbery in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage for six days. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their captors, and even defended them after they were freed from their six-day ordeal.
This time, the captor is the Federal Government in Washington, and the 50 states are its captives.