Most of us were taught that the 3 branches of government are the checks and balances given by the constitution. Most do not know that the 4th power of the checks and balances was intended to remain with the States. Ammendment X states: “The powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
At the Constitution’s creation, the 13 colonies had their own governments, currency, tariffs, and laws, and had been founded by unique groups. They knew that under one strong Federal Power, the people would lose too many rights. They’d have a government just like Great Britain’s. After a lot of fighting, the reason they DID come to an agreement was because the majority of the power would remain with the states.
Now the Federal Government is trading us money, protection and Federal programs, for States’ Rights! One of these trades is the Common Core Curriculum. The Federal Government has the minds of the future of this nation, to mold, and that will affect all of us!