Archive for July 6th, 2011

Last week, TIME Magazine raised the question whether the constitution of the United States still matters. Judge Andrew Napolitano provides us with a cogent answer.

His words are truly remarkable and ought to be considered by every politician.

You can’t steal the car from your neighbor. And so your friends can’t hire an agent to go out and steal it from your neighbor either. And thus you and your friends cannot empower the government to do the stealing.

Lawful government only has the powers that we once had and we lawfully gave to the government.

There is only one thing I would add, namely a quotation from Thomas Jefferson:

The two enemies of the people are criminals and the government. So let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

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