Comment: Federal spending in the time

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Federal spending in the time

Federal spending in the time of Spooner was only 2% of GDP. In 1912 it was only only 1.75%. During the 125 year era prior to 1913, the US Constitution set up a system unparalleled in human history in regards to human liberty, prosperity, human invention, and low taxes.

The Constitution restrained spending until the States CHANGED the Constitution dramatically in 1913. Even then, the momentum continued on and off until the system seems to have petered out around 2000.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.