McCulloch v. Maryland

The U.S. Supreme Court opens the door to consolidation and growth of the federal government serving a useful function for a young republic but for the past fifty years our gargantuan government has relinquished its power to globally controlled financial institutions that have gutted the American middle class.  The logic, traced back to McCulloch v Maryland has resulted in the shift of industry to Asia and with the shift, our national solvency.  Between the Dartmouth College case and McCulloch v Maryland Marshall planted the seeds for the undermining of a mature nation which, in 2010 lies in  doldrums, eviscerated, with its industry and its dollars gone to China and its middle class gone to hell.  So those Republican alarmists Jefferson, Roane and the legislature of Virginia are proven prescient.