The meaning is changing, but we should lead a change in the wording. It's not a federal government, but a national government. Words matter. We clearly have crossed some line, where the independence of the states was lost.
The definition of federal government is: having or relating to a system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs. The sovereignty of the states is an essential to any meaningful definition of federalism.
The definition of national government is: of or relating to a nation; common to or characteristic of a whole nation. With unlimited taxation and regulation, there is apparently no limit to the power of the national government. The "national" government now regulates health insurance. The "national" government is pursuing gun control.
We might as well be honest, it’s no longer a federal government, but a national government.