It might be hard to believe now, but there was more than a century in America in which people hardly gave any thought at all to the federal government. It simply had nothing to do with their daily lives. That was because government power was divided by design. The founders knew that power corrupts, and wanted to keep it decentralized. But today, the federal government has overrun its boundaries and is involved in every area of life. The divisions between the branches of government are ignored, the principle that states have a say in their own governance is ignored, and freedom is the casualty. What are the implications for Christians in America today?