A majority of people in this country are already dissatisfied with the size and power of the federal government.
And while revenues went up, well, revenues to the federal government have gone up in every decade since the Depression.
If repealed tomorrow, Arizona police could still ask questions and check with the federal government.
1640s, as a theological term, from French fédéral, from Latin foedus (genitive foederis) "covenant, league, treaty, alliance," related to fides "faith" (see faith).
Meaning "pertaining to a treaty" (1650s) led to political sense of "state formed by agreement among independent states" (1707), from phrases like federal union "union based on a treaty," popularized by formation of U.S.A. 1776-1787.