"Difference of Opinion"
Due to the fact the structure of our government allows for differing points of view to have a say there have been 'verbal wars' over whether or not the states have too much or too little power (http://www.people.memphis.edu/~kenicls/FedandAnti-FedArgue.htm). This all can be traced back to the Constitutional Convention in which these points of view began to take root in the document that is now the basis of the entire United States of America. During the drafting of the United States Constitution there were, basically, two differing points of view argued by the committeemen of the Constitutional Convention and these two points of view were commonly known as the Anti-Federalist and the Federalist. Federalists, essentially, believed that a government that was more centralized would be more efficient and lessen the burden upon individual states. The Anti-Federalists, in comparison, believed that this centralized system was more like a monarchy than a democracy and that it left little power in the hands of the states (http://www.people.memphis.edu/~kenicls/FedandAnti-FedArgue.htm).
To this day, there is a constant power struggle between political parties, most notably the Democrats and the Republicans, and both parties can be paralleled to the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, with the Democrats being most like the Anti-Federalists and the republicans being most like the Federalists. Over time, these two main points of view have been known to split the country apart on many issues and will more than likely do the same in the coming future.
Perhaps the most apparent disagreement between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists was over whether the system of government they were outlining was too much like a monarchy or not. The Anti-Federalists believed that if they instituted a system in which one man basically ran everything that it would be too much like a monarchy and...