in that a piece of paper was powerless to prevent centralizing power.
You may want to examine the 14th amendment, passed in 1868, which has been a massive expansion of the federal government to intervene in laws passed by the States.
You may agree or disagree with the intent of the 14th amendment, but it's hard to argue that this did not add more powers to the federal government, at which time Woodrow Wilson was 12 years old.
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