Recently more than a few have written in to talk about how our Constitution has become less effective because of the actions of a federal government which has pushed federalism against state’s rights which would never have been approved when it was written. I urge all who feel this way to read a current book, “9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America,” by Brion McClanahan.
It began with Andrew Jackson. Thomas Jefferson said, “ I feel much alarm at the prospect of seeing General Jackson as President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place. He has very little respect for laws and constitutions. His passions are terrible. He could never speak on account of his rashness of his feelings. I have seen him attempt it repeatedly, and as often choke with rage. His passions may be cooler now, but he is a dangerous man.”
His opponent was Henry Clay who called him a “jackass” — “a Western man with no conception of American government.” His enemy list was larger than Nixon or Clinton’s. He thought his cabinet had no real worthy input and were just there to agree with him. Still he assumed office in 1829 on his military record.
Others followed and the states have “rolled over” on so many issues. If Hillary wins, we may as well close down the states as we have done the township. Presidential rule, with a Supreme Court to back them is unsolvable.
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Joseph Reichert, Belleville