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The Anti-federalists predicted the Constitution of ‘87 would ultimately have Bureaucratic Quagmire.
This week we saw the remembrance of Constitution Day. Well…. Maybe some folks remembered. In the great debates regarding the new form of government sent to Congress and then to the States, a number of discussions focussed on the tendency of mankind to digress morally. This digression would allow for the power elite to be in the legislature but also to establish bloated bureaucracies.
Worse, the arguments of the pseudonym Brutus would reveal the way in which the judiciary would become our present corrupt system. Continue reading
While remembering Constitution Day by considering the up and coming remembrance of the present Constitution, one must understand the first Constitution – the Articles of Confederation. Sam Adams was on the Committee to draft the Articles of Confederation. His clear understanding of historical ‘republican’ systems and Biblical Reformation Liberty were critical inputs into the original structure of the Confederation.
I have chosen to re-run a program from 2018 because I don’t believe that folks, even many who think they have the Constitution figured out, really get what is happening at the National Level was predicted by the Anti-federalists. Why do I believe that? Because the Anti-federalists predicted that if the Pulpits did not continue as the Founding Pulpits, the Constitution of 1787 would lead to the ‘soft tyranny and despotism’ that De Tocqueville later wrote about.
Yes, we are Living the predictions of the Anti-federalists and the analytical writing of De Tocqueville!
Covenant and Constitution
I am promoting sections of my book, “From Covenant To The Present Constitution” in this program. Hmmm…. I still believe that everyone reading this or who listens to the program should get a copy. Heck, since I self-publish, I have to self-promote as well. Continue reading