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Government out of Control

“IN the broadest sense, Government has been out of control in the United States in the last half of the 20th century (and was headed in that direction for most of the first half) because it is not longer effectively under the control of the Constitution. Formally, of course, the government operates under the Constitution. Most of the forms are rigorously observed, such as, age and residency requirements for various offices, length of terms of elected officers, times for holding elections, and so on. But in substance and spirit, the written Constitution no longer controls by limiting and restricting the government to those powers authorized by it. The Constitution may not be a dead letter, but it has been stretched completely out of shape, ignored, and evaded so as to produce a Leviathan whose justification can be found nowhere in the letter or the spirit of the written Constitution.”

~Clarence B. Carson: Basic American Government, Ch. 19 — Government out of Control. (1993)




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