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Today is Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Recovering the wisdom of the Constitution

Excerpt fom Room to Grow by Ramesh Ponnuru

A major reason Americans have been losing confidence in their government in recent decades is that our government has grown so unwieldy, ineffective, and unaccountable. The federal government has taken on more and more responsibilities, inserting itself into every nook and cranny of American life, yet it seems incapable of performing even the most basic tasks competently. Corporations face multiple regulators. Presidents revise laws without bothering to consult Congress. Federal agencies wield massive authority while facing little in the way of accountability. The limited but effective government envisioned by the Founders bears almost no resemblance to the chaos that now reigns.

Read the full chapter here.