It appears that there was no collusion with Russia
Not an article, a research white paper on Bias and Accuracy in the News funded by the Knight Foundation with data collected by Gallup.
Journalism is not propaganda. Op Ed is propaganda. Most of what Fox News broadcasts as news is Op Ed.
The press is the fourth estate. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourth%20estate
The founding fathers ruled an agrarian country of few people and many of those men were slave owners. They did not include women among citizens either. Most if not all were wealthy - white and male a given. A lot has changed over the centuries and I don't think a return to the "origins" is favorable to many in the US today.
The constitution/bill of rights continues to provide a framework for the US government. The constitution laid out the balance of power between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government. It did not specify in anyway that local superseded national government but did talk about how future states can join the union.
Amendment 10 of the bill of rights says "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." That's it.
Please read the document/s.
Age does not make you wiser or deserving of greater respect - it just means you're old and have generationally different life influences.
Here's an interesting article on social media information/trust bubbles vs echo chambers.