The government IS obeying the constitution...that's the problemSubmitted by Absolute Rights on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:58
The Constitution allows the federal government itself (through its courts and judges)to decide what the constitution means.
It is the essence of the fox guarding the hen house.
That's why we see the gutting of the fourth amendment, fifth amendment, and the commerce clause being used to give congress legislative jurisdiction within the states.
They get to make up the rules as they go along!
It gets worse, the courts are compelled to find a legal justification to make acts of government constitutional. Obamacare anyone???
And it gets EVEN worse, if the SCOTUS stands their ground against an overzealous congress/president, the president can pack the court with justices who are sympathetic to his cause!
FDR pulled this totalitarian tantrum and the Brandeis court capitulated.
And we suffer the same exact problem at the state level. The state government gets to decide what is and what is not constitutional.
Also, state constitutions are utterly totalitarian, granting the state lawmakers total power while only reserving a few individual rights.
Suggested Legal Reform to achieve individual liberty:
For all levels of government,
-The government should be granted limited authority on a limited number of topics.
-The government should be restricted in how they are allowed to use that authority.
-We should be in charge of the courts and therefor in charge of deciding what is a valid use of that power.