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"What [the Framers] could not anticipate was just how many powers would accrue to government, and how those, coupled with the trends of industrialization and urbanization, would cause people to embrace a far larger government to meet their needs."
Kawczynski, Tom. The Coming Civil War (pp. 309-310). Kindle Edition.
On the contrary, the Framers were acutely aware of human nature and the natural propensity of governments to expand and usurp power. They said so in definitive terms, and crafted the Constitution in an attempt to best attenuate that propensity.
Indeed, Franklin said "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
"Thomas Jefferson, a staunch advocate of decentralized power, recognized that a federal government empowered to judge the extent of its own authority was one that would never remain limited in size or scope." - "Thomas Jefferson on Judicial Tyranny", Tenth Amendment Center
So we see that they were acutely aware of the potentialities.
LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATEDemocrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.
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