It will be my endeavor to keep this brief and focused, because my main purpose is to introduce a way of thinking that is antithetical to what many people now assume government must be and do. This is necessary because those assumptions fatally hinder us in all our attempts to throw off the juggernaut of the administrative state.
The central reason for proposing this way of thinking is to construct a framework for a new constitutional convention. I have zero interest in using anyone’s current buzzwords or specific definitions for this process: I mean by it that a convention like the one that began in 1787 occurs again, and modifications are made to the existing U.S. Constitution. The purpose of such modifications would be to impose restraints on government that have been gutted since 1789, or whose necessity was not foreseen when the Constitution was first written.
I don’t have specifically-crafted amendments to propose. That would be putting the cart before the horse. Continue reading “Lessons from the new century: What government must not have the power to do”