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The Founders envisioned a nation with a Federal government that had limited authority, weakened by its division into three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. They believed that the weaker and more inefficient Federal government was the greater would be liberty and freedom.
In Federalist No. 45, James Madison wrote:
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
Of course, that vision was soon lost in a Supreme Court that was packed with progressives — yes, they existed even in the 18th Century as followers of Jean-Jacques Rousseau — by John Adams and a Congress that followed the natural progression of man. For, as Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Continue reading to see the possibilities “An Old Whig” saw in our future…
A recent investigation by The Wall Street Journal has found that popular smartphone applications are transmitting personal data to other companies without the users’ awareness or consent.
The GOP could gain a significant advantage in future congressional races, thanks to the latest population data released by the United States Census Bureau.
During an appearance on Inside Washington last weekend, National Public Radio‘s Nina Totenberg was rambling through the usual Democrat Party talking points, which she presumably thinks pass for erudite commentary, when she jerked the wheel of mendacity for a moment to offer her sincere apologies for uttering a grossly offensive word…”Christmas”
It was 37 years ago today that the Federal government mandated one of the most ignored regulations in U.S. history — the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.
GOP leaders have vowed to block the passage of a new treaty between the United States and Russia, while Democrats have claimed that they have the necessary votes to pass the measure.
Now we know why the Transportation Security Administration has increased its totalitarian search procedures on airline passengers. It’s tired of being embarrassed by its own incompetence.
The law that prohibits openly gay individuals from serving in the military has been repealed by Congress and now awaits signature by President Barack Obama.
A measure that would grant a new path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants has stalled in the Senate.
Christmas has arrived with tax cuts for the rich and more handouts for the unemployed. That is President Barack Obama’s economic plan, and it is not a new one. Read this article to learn how Obama’s plans have benefitted the rich…