OK, first of all, thank you, you've made me do some homework.
Since we appear to be going in circles, I'll start fresh, and be direct. The entire debate is about what the federal government is responsible for as opposed to what states or local governments are responsible for, correct. This is laid out in the 10th Amendment* which states "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." That is what I meant in my original comment and I honestly apologize if I did not make that clear in my original comment.
*As you said, the constitution can be added to.
You didn't answer my question, but I'll give you the courtesy of answering yours - and it's not about how I "feel", it's about what I think, which is vastly more important - every time that I travel outside of the United States I thank God that I am an American. I've seen true poverty (not like the "poverty" that some people claim that we have here), I've seen people blissfully giving up their God given rights to let the nanny state care for them cradle to grave. Each extreme is equally reprehensible. We're trying to walk that tightrope here, personal freedom versus totalitarianism, which is why it's great that we can talk openly like this. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
And no, I'm not ill, a little coughing and sneezing, but thanks for asking.