The more opportunistic leftists libel Obamacare opponents as racists for wanting to limit federal government powers--and presumably justify states'-rights segregationists. (Tell that to the sanctuary cities movement.) We need to remind ourselves why the Founders made the bedrock principle of federalism, the equal representation of each State in the Senate, an unamendable part of the Constitution (Article V). Consequently, thinly populated "red states" (with their guns and bibles) will always be with us. (There are of course blue states with small populations, too.) The federalist principle here is manifested most vividly in the electoral college--another institution the left would do away with. The Sage of Mt.Airy has further thoughts on Federalist #51 and federalism's role in limited government.