Let us consider something:
Prior to the ratification of the Constitution, America was governed by The Articles of Confederation, a government that had no power to levy taxes, and was virtually powerless over the states, The execuitve brach was impotent and the elected representatives had practically zero ability to regulate commerce or business. And even if they’d had it, a ‘no’ vote by any single state was enough to derail any legistlation.
It was, to paraphrase Grover Norquist, ‘a goverment small enough to drown in a bathtub.’ The same type of government the Tea-Party Republicans have advocated again, and again, and again,( But only since Obama’s election ) The articles of Confederation was probably the closest thing to a Libertarian goverment this country has ever had.
It was a train wreck, America was bankrupt, could not meet it’s debt payments. The British still had troops garrisoned here, and there was nothing we could do to dislodge them. This country was the laughingstock of Europe. Bets were being taken on how long it would take the whole thing to collapse
And THIS type of helpless Federal Government is where the Tea-Party wants to take this country…AGAIN?
Apr 11, 2017