Does the federal government have unlimited power? It seems so these days, but the law (the US Constitution) limits the power of the federal government. Any power that is not explicitly granted to the Federal government is SPECIFICALLY granted to the state or people.
At new bill (HR450) has been presented on the floor of congress to enforce this Constitutional mandate. A short paraphrase of the bill goes something like this:
Each bill passed by congress must have the line or phrase from the Constitution that specifically authorizes Congressional power in the area of the bill.
For more information see the WND article.
If this inspires you to do so, please contact your representative and encourage them to vote for this bill. From this link, type in your zip code near the top and find your congressional representatives and send them a message.
It's our country, let's not let the government snowball us with gargantuan stimulus bills that are unconstitutional and other surplus garbage.
In a related note, many states are now stepping up to their constitutionally mandates powers and suggesting that the federal government get its nose out of state business.