Monday, November 26, 2012

The U.S. Constitution: Tool of Centralization and Debt, 1788-Today

Gary North April 4, 2011

On a conservative site last week, the editor wrote this:   While the Constitution has been largely ignored over the last 80 years, the document is very real, and its purpose is clear: to limit greatly the powers of the federal government.   Having said this, he went on to a conclusion:   If Congress proves unwilling to force indiscriminate cost reductions on government then it should apply constitutional principles to the budget whereby government functions not enumerated in the Constitution are abolished, privatized, or passed to the states.  When we begin with a myth, we have a tendency to expect miracles. Let me explain.   The Constitution was established in order to strengthen the powers of the Federal government. It strengthened them vastly beyond what the British had attempted to impose on the colonies in the early 1770s.  To Read More……

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