Some of the Founders did their best to restrict "The natural progress ...for liberty to yield,and government to gain ground" (TJefferson), but they were ultimately not successful.
Once the power was centralized by the Constitution, it was only a matter of time before it began to grow out of control.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
― P.J. O'Rourke
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