It's considered an axiom that "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
So, why do we keep giving more and more power to the federal government and keep being surprised that it's corrupt?
Since this blog is called Chris of Rights, I should address those first ten amendments to the Constitution at some point.
We need to remind our elected officials of the forgotten amendment, the 10th:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Very little that our federal government does these days is Constitutional under the guidelines of the 10th Amendment. And getting them to realize this and act accordingly would go a long way to helping with that whole "culture of corruption" thing.
Yes, I know, I'm dreaming. Taking power away from an organization is much harder than giving it. Now that the federal government has claimed this power, it's not going to give it up.