The View From 1776

The Main Constitutional Check and Balance

Diversity of economic and other interests, expressed at the state level, was to be the principal Constitutional means of preventing dictatorial power at the Federal level.  Those checks and balances were destroyed by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, which imposed socialistic collectivization upon the nation under programs modeled on Mussolini’s Fascist state corporatism.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/23 at 09:57 PM
  1. Roosevelt's new deal was merely an extension of of something that I blame on Lincoln: the destruction of the concept of state sovereignty, on which the Constitutional notion of federalism rested. Lincoln solidified, once and for all, the supremacy of the federal government over the states. From then on, it has just been one extension of federal authority after the next.
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