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The Founders Knew What they Were Doing
Dec 6th, 2018 at 9:57am
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From Federal Farmer No. 1 - 1787:

"The plan of government now proposed is evidently calculated totally to change, in time, our condition as a people.  Instead of being thirteen republics, under a federal head, it is clearly designed to make us one consolidated government . . . "

The founders fully intended the U.S. Constitution as a power grab.  They carefully positioned themselves to be the first generation of officials in in Uncle Sam's new ruling class.  They would not at all be surprised at how bloated and intrusive the federal government became.  No doubt they expected it to happen much sooner, perhaps during their own tenures.





  

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Re: The Founders Knew What they Were Doing
Reply #1 - Dec 6th, 2018 at 4:36pm
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Snarky Sack wrote on Dec 6th, 2018 at 9:57am:
From Federal Farmer No. 1 - 1787:

"The plan of government now proposed is evidently calculated totally to change, in time, our condition as a people.  Instead of being thirteen republics, under a federal head, it is clearly designed to make us one consolidated government . . . "


Yes, that was an anti-federalist position that was answered with a yes in the new Constitution.

The U.S. does have a consolidated system of government, where local and state and federal governments balance each other and try to work together to preserve the Blessings of Liberty.

It's a brilliant plan! Smiley
  
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Re: The Founders Knew What they Were Doing
Reply #2 - Dec 6th, 2018 at 4:50pm
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Jeff wrote on Dec 6th, 2018 at 4:36pm:
Yes, that was an anti-federalist position that was answered with a yes in the new Constitution.

The U.S. does have a consolidated system of government, where local and state and federal governments balance each other and try to work together to preserve the Blessings of Liberty.

It's a brilliant plan! Smiley


Then stop whining about it.

  

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Re: The Founders Knew What they Were Doing
Reply #3 - Dec 6th, 2018 at 4:54pm
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Snarky Sack wrote on Dec 6th, 2018 at 4:50pm:
Then stop whining about it.

About what sacky?
  
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