Kevin Gutzman’s new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, might be the best available overview of the principles of limited government as espoused by the Tenth Amendment.
After reading this book, you’ll see quite clearly that the original constitution has very little in common with how this government is run today (if you haven’t noticed already!) The 10th Amendment has been pushed aside and the federal government runs rampant – exercising powers that the founders would never have dreamed of giving to any politician.
Instead of a system of government that was to be dominated by state-level decisions, the judicial branch has giving us ruling after ruling that’s overturned these principles – and left us with a highly-centralized system where bureaucrats and even appointed officials make most of the decisions.
In essence, according to Gutzman, instead of a government limited in power and scope, we now have a “judgeocracy” with nearly limitless powers. Using the cloak of legitimacy that the judicial branch brings to the table, whatever the politicians want, they pretty much get.
This book is an absolute must-read for anyone concerned about liberty in this country.
As LewRockwell.com’s Thomas E. Woods put it:
No such radically Jeffersonian overview of American constitutional history, from its colonial and revolutionary antecedents all the way to the present, has ever been written. Every American needs the information in this book. Naturally, the guardians of fashionable opinion certainly donâ€™t want them to have it, and neither does anyone in the political establishment.
So what are you waiting for?
It probably couldn’t be put any better than that – what are you waiting for? Go out and get this book.