Why Do We Bother Having States?

United States
October 5, 2009 10:53am CST
It seems like the federal gov't has become such a big part of our lives, and the states have become nothing more than bureaucrats holding their hands out to the feds. The Constitution is (not my words) 'just a piece of paper' and I'm sure we can interpret it to mean whatever we need. Why do we need states? Haven't they become just the middleman. After all, everybody wants federal run everything. Nobody expects the states to do anything for themselves. Other than defining geographic locations is there truly any big and credible differences between the states anymore? Maybe they could reduce the number of states to North, South, East, and West. Or We could just combine clumps of red states and clumps of blue states into 6 new states. Do you feel your state does enough to assert itself as a unique and individual gov't? With the exception of New Hampshire-ites, I think most would have to say no. Am I wrong?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
23 Oct 09
In colorado we have paid lip service to saying we are separated from Federal gov. But as long as Ritter is in the Governors house, we are just an extension. I do think that2010 will bring a change in power. Our farmers and oil people (our main economy) are about done with Ritter.
@Melbee11 (233)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I think we have states because we just do. No I'm kidding, it make's everything organized for the government Also just people to buy land back in the day I guess. I don't know why we have state's though. But we are livnig in them. LOL. xD