This is one huge talking point with zero actual content. Strong on rhetoric, short on content or originality.as for our founding values that we have left behind, the list is long; starting with Federalism and moving into the assumptions (limited government, individual responsibility, etc) that it includes. we have given up personal, local, and state autonomy in return for suckling at the teat of the federal government. we hate that congress overspends, but gosh we love the pork project our congresscritter brings home. that's dishonorable.