For those that really want to sink their teeth into the genesis of our current situation--try http://www.theantechamber.net/
Search for 12087 and read about how the US government under Bush Sr. decided to undermine the Constitution and our lives using tax payer's dollars.
Read the section about the Contras. I have learned so much from V.K. Durham about the Constitution and what happened behind the scenes that I didn't know and believe me, I read a lot.