Why we should hope the states win their lawsuits.
I found this really interesting article about the differences between US libertarians and their counterparts in the EU, check it out here. It points out that increased centralization decreases tax revenues because people no longer have a reason to "vote with their feet." The subnational governments will then have more trouble paying for projects without help from the central government. Some things are better dealt with at a federal level (national defense) however we must be careful about what powers we give up. Its a slippery slope to give up subnational power to the central government and it leads to less focused representation of individual citizens.