Thoughts from Maharrey Head #82: The Constitution Is Dead

“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom”


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the death of the U.S. Constitution and its irrelevance in today’s politics.

Two hundred years ago today (March 3, 2017),  James Madison’s vetoed an infrastructure bill. The president refused to sign the legislation because it was unconstitutional. The federal government doesn’t have the constitutional authority to build roads and canals.

Today, even “constitutional conservatives” cheer Pres. Trump’s plan to “fix” American infrastructure. To even suggest this might be unconstitutional places me on the “lunatic fringe.”

This shows how far America has drifted from its constitutional moorings. Taking a position held by “The Father of the Constitution” makes you a radical. Talking about constitutional limits on federal power makes you nutty. Americans have gotten so accustom to the federal government doing anything and everything, most don’t even question the legitimacy of its actions anymore. The Constitution has become nothing more than a prop in political theater.

In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about Madison’s veto and what it reveals about the relevance of the Constitution today.

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SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Madison’s Veto Message

Episode #72: A Federal Government Beyond Its Authority

Free E-Book – “The Power of No!”

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