I have found myself wondering over the last year or so, as to whether Federalism is dead in America. It seems as with many thoughts, they are not unique, as I have found several links on this topic... Publius; Case4theright; national review. While the popularity of the question doesn't solve the problem that prompts it, it does give me some solace that others share in the quest for the answer.
It was a good time for me to re-read the United States Constitution, and ... not finding what I was looking for there.... the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. I feel secure that those words are still there. Even if maybe they are now just an illusion.