The Romeo Area Tea Party believes that the founders of the United States clearly wanted to limit the size and power of the central government and deliberately apportioned most of the power to the states to govern themselves. The founders knew that it is much better for government to be close to the people it governs. This local proximity is beneficial for containing the expansion of government control and power. When the leaders are far-removed, this gives too much autonomy. The role of the Constitution was to define a fairly narrow and specific job function for the central government. The 10th Amendment basically gives all remaining power and authority to the individual states.