Kelly J wrote:
Think of the impications of this Statement!
Yes, quite. Unless he was trying to allay fears by making it seem beyond plausible.
After reading Hologram of Liberty
, my perspective shifted a good bit on the Federalists (the men).
Its a good book. I can't agree with all of his conclusions and premises; but it certainly bringsone to a full stop andgetsone to look at ideas he aquired without question beginning in elementary school.
Even as early as 1870 a judge named Lysander Spooner wrote a pamphlet called No Treason
. Hologram of Liberty
quotes from the secondprinting or reprinting of No Treason.
InitSpooner said words to the effect,
"Either the Constitution gave us such government as we have had, orwas powerless to stop it."
This sentence shifted something for me. For years I had been grumbling about Congress this, and Congress that, activist judges this, scoundrel president that. Suddenly, it wasn't the men that were twisting the Constitution. It was the Constitution that had holes that allowed twisting!! Of course, anybody can twist anything; but there has been an awful lot of nonsense claimed to be Constitutional. What if the commerce clause were written more rigorously? What if there was language that in controversy, Constitutional powers were to be interpreted explicitly, rather than implicitly?
There is a lot more in Hologram of Liberty.
Check it out.Available at http://www.gunlaws.com