Bailouts, spending increases and a re-engineered health care system are just a few ways Washington politicians have launched a major expansion of the federal government in response to our recent economic turmoil. Texas Governor Rick Perry argues that the almost daily federal expansion we are witnessing is a dangerous, unconstitutional intrusion on states' rights and individual liberties. Perry shows how an increasing concentration of power in Washington will lead to further unsustainable debt, greater limits on opportunity and success and a permanent dependency class - adding up to a completely failed nation and one of the very sort that the Colonists fought against. He examines the wisdom of local control and speaks up for the protection of the 10th Amendment principles that place power in the hands of the people.
Perry issues a persuasive rallying cry for Americans to rise up and demand that power be returned to the people and the states - and he revives the call for freedom and opportunity in the glorious absence of government intrusion.