On shutdown politics: why it is not the Constitution’s fault
It has become a routine recourse, when examining American politics, for modern commentators to blame the Constitution for the failures of government ... choosing what part of history to affirm. “Faction” and “partisanship” were foul words to the ...
Choosing Federalism, Choosing Freedom
For those who perceive such a term as being a bad thing, why do they not then demonize the current illegitimate system of national government ... the US Constitution. The rights to resist this tyranny already exist. The methods to choose federalism ...
Charles Lane: Obstructed by the Constitution
the Constitution is designed to inhibit comprehensive national legislation like the Affordable Care Act. Why did the Framers create a federal government of limited and enumerated powers — leaving everything else to the states and “the people”?
Can the U.S. Government Declare a State Constitution 'Un-Republican'?
A lawsuit challenging Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights raises uncomfortable questions about federalism ... adopted a "republican form of government." The sobering implication is that Congress could decide at any point that a state’s constitution ...
The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault
This week's shutdown is only the latest symptom of an underlying disease in our democracy whose origins lie in the Constitution ... we don't have a government and we turn treasuries into junk bonds. The obvious question here is why, if America's form ...