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America: On the Road to Freedom or Serfdom?

Timely3 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 7:45 PM
The most effective way to restore our freedom would be to restore the original constitutional limits on the federal government. Given the extent to which the Supreme Court has distorted the Constitution to remove those limits over the last 75 years, the only way to accomplish this are constitutional amendments. Since Congress will never initiate amendments limiting its own powers, the first step is to reform the amendment process so that the states can amend the Constitution without having to go through either Congress or the untried and unworkable mechanism of a convention. See
johninohio Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:08 PM
Why do you think a constitutional convention is unworkable?
Just_aJoe Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 2:30 PM
Because it would be co-opted by the very elitists that have bought Congress. A convention would open the flood gates to the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to fix what she called our FLAWED DOCUMENT.

Unless serious controls were in place, a constitutional convention would codify loads of problems we're living with under the progressives.

With the election coming up, many people believe that the stakes for our country are as big as they have ever been. A large number of Americans believe that the first term of the Obama Administration has ushered in a new era of expansionist government, resulting in what Friedrich A. Hayek wrote about in The Road to Serfdom. Some wish to reverse this reckless expansion, and thus Arthur C. Brooks has written The Road to Freedom.

How did a man who aspired to be a professional French horn player come to write a book like this? Not very easily,...