MCViewPoint

Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Posts Tagged ‘Madison’

It’s Our Constitution That’s the Problem for Leftists – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 12, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/09/walter-e-williams/its-our-constitution-not-kavanaugh/

By 

One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” Today’s reality is the polar opposite of that vision. The powers of the federal government are numerous and indefinite, and those of state governments are few and defined.

If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will bring to the U.S. Supreme Court a vision closer to that of the Framers than the vision of those who believe that the Constitution is a “living document.” Those Americans rallying against Kavanaugh’s confirmation are really against the U.S. Constitution rather than the man — Judge Kavanaugh — whom I believe would take seriously his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »