Authority and abuse are two sides of the same coin. They are as inseparable as Siamese twins. This is the rule consistently ignored by Demo-Fascists. Humans cannot be trusted with authority! Human beings re incurable opportunists, and they will take advantage of any advantage you offer them.
The drafters of the Constitution were well aware of the Silver Rule, which was why they took such pains to restrict the authority of the federal government. Generations of Americans since then, however, have opted for laziness over diligence and have "let Sam do it," until today Sam is in a position to destroy the last few remaining of the freedoms granted us by our Constitution.
The Bill of Rights is under attack from all quarters today. The First Amendment rights of journalists are being curtailed by government surveillance and persecution. The First Amendment rights of the people are being stifled by Perception Control (PC) propaganda and censorship campaigns. Our Fourth Amendment rights are being daily impinged by NSA snoopers and government equipped military police. And our Second Amendment rights are under attack from wusses who don't know a muzzle from a receiver.
It's time to react. The time to strike a blow for freedom is now - and it may very well be the last time we have a chance. Our second to last line of defense is our State Governments. We must work diligently to enact State laws that will nullify the incursions of federal Fascism into our sovereign States. We must urge our Governors and our State Attorneys General to use the Courts and, as a last resort, outright nullification to combat the threat of federal tyranny.
Only thus can we avoid having to exercise our last line of defense. But just in case, keep your guns oiled and buy ammo.
It is in the nature of things that the roads will never be in good repair, women will always be contrary, and governments must be visited from time to time with rebellion.