Originally Posted by cycloneman
last night confirmed the death of the republic
I contend Sir, that the Republic as our Founding Fathers designed us, died at Appomattox Court House, when General Robert E. Lee surrendered his sword on April 9th 1865. That day Lincoln proved that the Federal Government could tell the formerly sovereign states what they could and could not do. Thus killing the Republic and turning us into a Democracy.
Again, James Madison wrote: The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.