Although the American people had endured the infringement of their rights for many years under British rule, on July 4, 1776, they made it known to all that they would suffer injustice no more.
Articles written by: Brian Vanyo
Any popular government committed to liberty must preserve the people’s property, for if it does not, then society is ruled by force, not reason.
This is why our spending is neither right, nor correct.
In truth, it wasn’t needed at all. Total federal tax revenue was at an all-time high in 1913.
Instead, the commerce power was viewed as a necessary but limited means to preserve free trade in America.
Of course, the framers of the Constitution never set out to create a government with unbounded power.
In fact, the Articles really didn’t create a national government; it established a “league of friendship” among the 13 sovereign states. Each state, no matter how large or small, had a single vote in Congress, and a two-thirds majority was needed to pass all laws.
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