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
Tenth Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States of America
This, in my opinion is where our focus should be. Throughout our country's great history, we have slowly given many of those rights rightfully reserved to the States respectively to our Federal Government.
Using the current debate as an example, if a state decides to have universal health coverage, so be it. If they can make it work, good for them. I do not believe it can work and I believe that any state that attempted it would become bankrupt (can anyone say CALIFORNIA?) quickly. Nonetheless, it should be a state's choice...it is the State's right!
Our fifty United States need to take their rights back. Individually, as their citizens, through their legislators decide.