If it is unconstitutional to raise his head out of a cannibal’s pot, is a lawful man compelled to keep it there? Most may not realize it, but that question varnished in varying legalese is going to eventually dominate discussions from Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
As the Enumerated Powers and 10th Amendment grew faint over time, jurists found themselves increasingly unable to even discern the text at all. Thus the robust states’ sovereignty enshrined in those parts eventually became buried under a blizzard of court decisions backed by federal bayonets. This establishing a new rigid demarcation line between state and national authority: states can decide which bird they want on their license plates, with the federal government having jurisdiction beyond.
But the snowdrifts haven’t ceased there. Over time both the executive and judiciary branches have consistently encroached on legislative functions to the point where the pomp of Congress has…
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