“I would like to add a few more Presidents to this picture (of trampling on the Constitution). Going all the way back to Lincoln, and if I took the time to learn, probably long before that.”
Our twisted view of history has given the WORST abusers of the Constitution and executive power not only a pass, but praise. The Big Three: Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and LBJ. Lincoln was a rank amateur compared to them, and at least he had a Civil War to give himself some cover for his excessive actions.
Lysander Spooner shreds the constitution for the worthless document it truly is. It allowed for the government we have now. It’s neither a contract or binding legal document. I did not sign it and I’m positive no one else has. Read Spooner’s Constitution of No Authority and you’ll never look at it again in the same way.
We’re going to have to restructure Social Security and Medicare. And, frankly, Social Security will be a lot easier than Medicare. If there’s one thing that could bankrupt America, it’s health care. And it’s out of control. — David Walker