The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Monday, May 16, 2005

No "republic" left in republicanism, or at least the Republican party

David Boaz of The Cato Institute looks at all of the ways that the Republican party and George W. Bush have shifted power from the states to the superstate, the federal government. This is a huge philosophical shift for a party that once believed and understood the historic and practical importance of dividing power across a system of federal and state governments and across the branches of the national government in order to buffer against the combination of excessive power and corruptible men. If history is any guide, it is not a question of if we will someday have a tyrant wielding massive consolidated power in this nation, but when. Read the story here.


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