Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Failure of Limited Government

Our founders realized that any government that works against human nature is bound to fail. Therefore, they designed a government that works with human nature, and man's desire to be free – a government with liberty and equal justice as its central theme.

The one place they had to compromise was in their realization that all politicians lust for power, and that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. They implemented checks and balances, and tried to create a limited government – limited by The Constitution and further limited by the Bill of Rights (in case people didn't "get" the enumerated powers in The Constitution).

Limited government is the one place where the American form of government bucks human nature, and guess what? It is the only place the original design has failed. No one can say we have limited government today.

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