This is a perfect example of my philosophy regarding “station in life” If the judge hadn’t spent a lifetime educating himself on the Constitution, and this is also how he makes his living, would he be more open to the fact that he might not be on the correct side when it comes to Liberty between the USC vs the AOC?
MI: We’ve been talking about the 1787 Constitution of course, but there was one that came before it, written in 1776, and known as the Articles of Confederation. Many libertarians point to the newer constitution, say it was not an improvement, and that it replaced the more de-centralist Articles. In light of this, should we still be defenders of the current constitution, and if so, why?
The Judge: I have spent my entire professional career defending the Constitution; and that can be likened to playing catch with jell-o or shoveling against the tide. The Articles of Confederation permitted the states to become tyrants, and the Constitution — as interpreted over the centuries — has permitted the federal government to become tyrannical. The resolution of this dilemma will require the entry into all three branches of the government of persons committed to natural law principles. That means they’d believe in the primacy of the individual over the state and the intrinsic inability of government to do anything beyond enforcing the natural law.
The Articles of Confederation permitted the states to become tyrants, and the Constitution — as interpreted over the centuries — has permitted the federal government to become tyrannical.
I agree with the ladder, but at least with the former you could have voted with your feet or taken the Jefferson approach….”Those the govern best , govern least”. A state government would have been easier to control by the locals….if not they could have split into smaller….smaller is better in government…..always.
The intent of the Constitution was to arrive exactly where we are. , The “Bill of Rights” were never part of the debate…….in the Georgia Constitution they are the first Article!
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