Does anyone think that it is coincidence that we (at least everyone I have talked to) were never taught, in federally-administered schools, very many details about the lead up to the Constitutional Convention? All I remember was a passing mention of the Articles of Confederation and how inadequate they were, particularly with regard to the "weakness" of the federal government. All of these arguments seem to be based on the supremacy and importance of a large, strong federal government. Why is so little attention paid to the strong apposition to the reformulation of the confederation (and why am I reluctant to use that word?)? Why was I well out of school before I learned of the Anti Federalists?
While I do not believe this is a coincidence, I also do not imagine that it is the result of a massive conspiracy, but rather as an emergence of the religion of State observed by most citizens.