by Rich Lowry, in National Review
"The shade of James Madison hovers over the Obamacare argument at the Supreme Court.
"It is the system of limited and carefully divided government powers that he had a large hand in crafting — and defended so ably in the Federalist Papers — that is at stake in the contest over the constitutionality of the individual mandate.
"If the mandate stands, it will be the latest blow to Madison’s scheme, which is the best architecture for self-government yet devised by man, but has been steadily worn down over time. It is a damning indictment of contemporary Washington that, overall, it is so hostile to the Madisonian ethos. He is a most inconvenient Founding Father since he tells us: No, the federal government can’t do whatever it wants; no, we can’t just all get along; no, we can’t rush to pass whatever legislation is deemed a “can’t wait” priority by the president. Now, grow up.
"In the mind of contemporary progressivism, these words of Madison from the Federalist Papers simply don’t compute: “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...."
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This is an article I would read myself and then print out and talk about with my children.
We need to prepare a generation of patriots and leaders who understand that following the Constitution is the very key to preserving liberty, peace, and prosperity in America!
Obamacare is bad for a host of reasons, but our focus should begin and end with preserving the Constitution. Don't allow its preservation to become part of a laundry list of items.
Again, the Constitution is the key to preventing tyranny, and to preserving liberty, peace, and prosperity in America!
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