Our federal government now appears to be suffering from an unparalleled arrogance and corruption of its own, as many of state governments appear unable or unwilling to carry out their duties.
It is time to walk like a founder and talk about a new charter of government.
Americans must start thinking about replacing our national government with a new form of government that can control itself, and if it cannot control itself, then at least be less dangerous.
The choice between the Madisonian Constitution or the Wilsonian “living constitution” is stark and pressing indeed.
The apple of gold must be restored to its proper place, relative to the picture of silver. Without this restoration, our crisis of constitutionalism and all its attendant woes will continue.
The Declaration of Independence says revolutionary change should not be undertaken for “light and transient causes.” We are well past that now.
Most governments in human history presume that the government is all-powerful, and then carves out certain restrictions where it cannot act. Our constitution does exactly the opposite.
Harvard’s Laurence Tribe turns Clarence Thomas and his recent dissent in the Pennsylvania election case into a cartoon caricature. This is sophistry, not legitimacy.
Federalism is like a diet and the coming entitlement crisis may yet make federalism weight watchers of us all.
Instead of criminalizing our sharp political differences, we can restore them to the political realm.
Simply put, it is too easy to vote.
The successful public relations campaign against the Electoral College means there will be little outrage over compromising a process that the Democrats already consider illegitimate.
What remedy do democratic systems provide for a corrupt and tyrannical people?
Democrats and President Obama abandoned prudence as part of political persuasion in 2016 and so they failed to get their nominee confirmed. Now they are angry that Republicans and President Trump are using it effectively.
Opposition to the degrading ethos of proceduralism is precisely why Trump was elected and has the support he has.
Today’s anti-racists share in common the zeal of yesterday’s temperance advocates. For the fundamental evil of reformist revolutionaries is certainly not being drunk on alcohol but rather being drunk on power.
The right to recall can be enacted and states should take the lead to regain power over the swamp.
Even all the powers of a concentrated, entrenched establishment, corrupted political institutions, and monopolized media and education systems could not defeat the Madisonian constitutional system.
Reversing the administrative state will take a major effort. Recognizing that it exists and that it is not merely unconstitutional but in fact anti-constitutional is at least a beginning.
Too often the courts have deferred to executive branch officials, acting through the administrative state—or “the swamp,” as President Trump likes to call it. That may be about to change.