This is only important if you've been noticing that the government (State, Federal, or Local) is making an attempt to control your life by going beyond constitutional limits. First, the limits in the US Constitution were put there for a reason. King George III of England was the ruler of the most powerful nation on the earth, and he used his power across the Atlantic Ocean to try to take most of the autonomy away from legitimate British subjects. The early Americans had already paid for their transportation in wooden ships across a very large ocean with few guarantees that they would arrive safely, and they had already agreed to send tax money back home to England. Fast forward to 1918. Another ruler, the Tzar of Russia, living in a palace with gold, diamonds, artwork on the walls, and enough family members to continue the bloodline indefinitely, was overthrown by an angry mob. Vladimir Lenin was in London, writing a book when he heard the news. He traveled to Moscow, declared himself to be the leader of the majority party ("Bolshevik" in Russian), entered the hall where the new Russian Congress was to meet, and threw them out, thus beginning the second Russian Revolution. Notice the fact that he wasn't responsible for the first one. Unfortunately, Lenin's Political views included very little good will towards the vast majority of the Russian population, most of whom simply wanted to earn a living, feed their families, and be left alone. He decided to make most of northern Asia one state with him as the leader, and he dispatched armed troops to kill as many people as necessary to accomplish that end. They were so successful at it, they took over the governments of countries that had quiet, non-violent people who were raising and educating families and leaving others alone. Joseph Stalin, a documented alcoholic, was unhappy with the autonomy that countries like the Ukraine had. Forgetting the fact that they had millions of acres of fertile farmland, he decided that unless they became rabid revolutionaries, they would be killed, and there went the traditionally large harvest of wheat and other crops that Joey needed to feed his own people. The bottom line is this. Whenever a governmental system emerges that has no checks and balances on fallible human beings who happen to make it to the top of the system, you can count on those people being listed as mass murderers in the Guiness Book of World Records. Guess who's number one in that book? Chairman Mao, who also had no one to throw him out after his own Communist Revolution ended up killing tens of millions. Guess who's number two? Joseph Stalin, who some Russians still get nostalgic about, now that the United States is the world's most powerful nation, even with our current economic problems that some of us are dealing with. Whenever you find someone who says that the whole world could (or should) be governed by one organization, ask them if the person at the top of that organization is capable of making a mistake and killing millions of people by his bad decisions. Then ask them if anyone else can force them out of office when (not if) they screw up. Finally, ask them if the world might not be better off with a few hundred separate countries, each one having their own political and social policies, electing their own leaders, installing their own local governments, solving their own problems, and sending ambassadors everywhere else to brag about the accomplishments of their own countries.