Did the Constitution Fail the People? Or Did the People Fail the Constitution?

Ignoring the Constitution

Constitutional violations have become so commonplace in American life that when they occur, the reaction among many Americans is ho-hum. There are two classic examples of this phenomenon: the declaration of war requirement and gold and silver as legal tender. Article...
A “Parchment Barrier” Needs Enforcement

A “Parchment Barrier” Needs Enforcement

The Constitution can’t enforce itself. People often quote Lysander Spooner to make the case that constitutional limits on federal power mean nothing. “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either...