Gary North makes some astute observations in a recent blog post at LewRockwell.com:
Over 25 years ago, several leaders of my church drove 20 miles for a meeting with Dan Smoot, the 1950s-era conservative TV personality and the author of The Invisible Government (1962), the first expose of the Council on Foreign Relations. Smoot was a strict constructionist of the Constitution. I never met anyone with a greater grasp of the Constitution. He said at the time that Roe vs. Wade was an assertion of Federal supremacy that was opposed to the Tenth Amendment. He stated that the abortion issue should be returned to the states.
The present generation of conservatives, including the Christian Right, has no understanding of this strict constructionist view of the Constitution, or of its importance in the pre-Goldwater era of the conservative movement. Ron Paul represents that older tradition. This is why he has never been welcomed by the Washington Beltway/Fox News crowd.
This is a state issue, plain and simple. Those that argue for centralized state control support, in principle, the same power being handed to those who believe in centralized control over….health care.
Agree with it or not, the reality exists – when you promote the supremcacy of the federal government, eventually there will be those who use it for things you don’t approve of.